Friday, April 30, 2010

water bottle at a gun fight

i couldn't hear what was going on. i was listening to jsmooth talk about Nicki Minaj on NPR, headphones turned up, like the aloof ass gangsta i am. this young brother was walking two young sisters across the street, but about halfway through the crosswalk he started exchanging pleasantries with a couple dudes in a sedan waiting to make a left turn.

it seemed like a friendly enough chat. all involved were smiling. the only danger i sensed was the young brother happened to be standing in the middle of an intersection. traffic wasn't going to allow this conversation to continue much longer. thankfully, the young brother made his way to the sidewalk before the red hand stopped flashing, and the dudes in the sedan looked prepared to follow through on their turn signal.

once on the sidewalk, however, the young brother decided to launch his water bottle at the sedan. it playfully bounced off the hood of the car. the driver ducked for a moment, disappearing behind the car door, and popped up to bust a lowercase u-turn that left the car parked sharply at the curb.

there were about a dozen of us waiting for the bus. 11 of us were tightly huddled around the stop sign. one of us, me, stood between the car and the young nigga who shared his water. not wanting to get in the way of a routine stop-and-pop, i jumped my punk ass back, because i wasn't quite ready for today to be the day. the young brother sprinted, doubling back behind the sedan and stood in the middle of the avenue, laughing his ass off from a safe angle that really had me admiring his geometric awareness.

at this point, incoming vehicles came honking, which was enough to get the sedan to pull away from the curb and stop a block ahead. seconds later another car with genuinely friendly passengers pulled up to greet the young brother and assess the situation. at this juncture the sedan fled the scene.

all the while, Nicki was popping that coochie. she popped on a Suzuki. popping it crazy kooky while rocking them Daisy dukies.