1696. Bumping into people
© Bruce Goodman 20 December 2019
Gary was the biggest bully this side of the Berlin Wall. Or he would have been if the Berlin Wall was still standing.|
If some kid was walking along at school and eating something, like a bun or a piece of cake, Gary would accidentally bump into them so that the thing the kid was holding in his hand dropped onto the ground.
“Oh, I’m sorry,” the victim would say.
“I’m sorry too,” Gary would say. “Real sorry.” And he would accidentally step on the dropped food and squashed it into the ground.
All the kids were scared of him.
One day, it was not at school but on the street, Gary bumped into a kid from school who was eating an ice cream. The ice cream fell to the ground. The kid from school had had enough. He bashed Gary up good and proper.
“We should learn not to be violent,” the principal said on Monday morning. The kid got “ten hours of community service”. Gary continues to bump into people. He’s such a friendly chap.