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Thursday, 05 July 2007

You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine

By kenju of Imagine What I'm Leaving Out

When I was about six or seven, I walked home from school most everyday by myself. Sometimes kids would walk with me part of the way, and on one occasion, a boy I didn't know who was 2 years older than I, fell in beside me on the 12-block trek.

Just before we got to my street, he said: "You show me yours and I'll show you mine". I had been forewarned by my mom not to fall for this trick, so I said to him: "You go first".

He unzipped his pants and showed me his wares - and I ran off home. He tried to follow me, but his pants fell down around his ankles and he gave up. Can you just imagine how good I felt at outwitting him?

I told my mom about it and she was livid, and wanted to find him and tell his parents. But we never figured out who he was or where he lived.

I didn't see this guy again until I was sixteen. I didn't recall him at first, but eventually that memory surfaced. I asked him if he remembered doing that. Of course, he would not admit it, but I was certain it was him. And would you believe? He gave me a chance to outwit him all over again!

Posted by Ronni Bennett at 02:30 AM | Permalink | Email this post



How long did you debate, when writing your story,what to call the kid's "WARES" ? I love that expression. I'm still laughing.

That's what my mom called it...LOL...and it never occurred to me not to call it that.

Thanks, Ronni. I'm late getting here, but I appreciate the posting.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my, Judy!!!!!!!! This is positively priceless!!!!!

Some people never learn. Did he think you got any dumber?

I think kids are still doing this.

Love this story, Kenju. Are you sure this guy wasn't an exhibitionist? Wonder if his ploy worked on others?

Love this story, Kenju. Are you sure this guy wasn't an exhibitionist? Wonder if his ploy worked on others?

Very funny. I could just see a kid trying to run and pull up his pants at the same time.

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