Random Fact #20
I remember the first time I met my buddy mentioned in fact number 17 (Lets call him “17” just so I can help keep identities straight with out using actual names). We were about 4 or 5 (I know it was before we started school), and 17’s parents had just bought a house in the same neighbourhood as my family. Basically my self and another friend I had at the time were really excited to see the new kid on the block. I was ecstatic to have another potential friend, and one that was a 2 minute walk away at that! Basically the other friend and my self saw 17 and his parents roll up to his new house, and started our way up my drive way. When we had finally made our way to the end of his driveway he was just standing there, at the top, staring us down. It was quite a tense first encounter. Almost like when you’re meeting someone off of craigslist to buy their Ipod classic. Like you really want that Ipod, but you don’t know if you feel like getting stabbed.
Looking past this intense first few seconds we started to approach him eager to introduce our selves, when suddenly, he darted off behind his parents parked car and up a 4 foot cement wall. I felt like this was quite an accomplishment for the three foot tall children we were at the time. Like all animals though, our predator instincts kicked in, and in an almost primal state we took off after him. From here we proceeded to chase 17 from one end of his property to the other for hours. I honestly don’t think any words were ever exchanged, just a predator prey chasing dynamic. But that day was the day we started to form one of THE most solid, and long lasting relationships I’ve had. Heres to you 17 🍻❤️