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mind your own business…

all skateboarders know about the crazy shit we see and put up with out in the streets… all the bums, security guards, hippies, and whatever else is out there… i have endless amounts of stories… i could probably write an entire book about the shit i’ve seen while shredding the streets… there are a few that stick out in my mind…

freddy kreuger, jim shoe and sugarfoot is one of those timeless stories… this crackhead bum in Chicago approached our crew with a story about him and his buddy filming a porn with a chick named sugarfoot… it makes no sense and could never be duplicated… i won’t go into details about this story, but recently i had a new classic run-in…

instead of a bum, we somehow crossed paths with an ornery old lady…

it was a beautiful saturday afternoon in downtown Denver… we made our way to a bump to flat bar in a mellow part of town… we were minding our own business and just skating… nothing out of the ordinary…

next thing you know, a car pulls up in the driveway we are skating and obstructs the session… the lady in the driver seat turns her head and says to me, “y’all need to get a real job.” i was baffled… this lady went out of her way to start shit with us! what?! why?! she must have been 50 years old…

we didn’t shy away from the opportunity to talk shit back… after a little bit of back and forth, she got hostile… she started playing the “race card”… she was black and didn’t like us for some reason… in an attempt to put an end to her madness, i said to her, “you need to mind your own business and get the f$ck out of here.” i don’t think i have ever been so fired up at an elder before in my life… she turned and poked her head out the window and said “make me” like a 6 year old… we all laughed… this was too much! she kept it up for another minute or two, but eventually drove off…

i always say to myself after an encounter like that, “what if we weren’t such nice people…” i mean, what if we were to smash her car or beat her up or something awful like that… what is she thinking about when she starts shit with us?

i think all and all, people need to mind their own business… when you start worrying about other peoples’ (especially strangers) issues, that is when you start diggin’ yourself a hole… when you stick your nose where it isn’t supposed to be, you will find trouble…

keep to yourself… and keep on…

peace and noLove…

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