Summer Madness

     It’s Saturday morning. Beach Day! Robert was super excited since he had not been to the beach all summer. He turned on the TV to watch the weather report. “Highs today will be in the upper 90s so make sure you bring your sunscreen”, the weather man says on the television. Robert looked to his sunscreen but forgot he used all up. “No worries”, he thought. I’ll just get it at the beach.

     He rushes to get dressed and flies out the door. He goes down in the subway and it is packed with people. “I guess everyone has the same idea!” he smiles. Just then the train comes. He pushes his way onto the train and suddenly realizes how hot the subway car is. He can’t move because there are just too many people on the train. As the train pulls off, he can feel the sweat running down his back. He feels this painful poke and he turns around. There stands a woman with her umbrella listening to her music loudly, not thinking about those around her. He tries to get her attention to tell her to move her umbrella, but she is in her own world. He thinks to himself, “I can tell it will be one of those days.” So he angrily takes the umbrella, glares at her, and says, “Your umbrella is poking my side! “She snaps back at him, “I know you did not just take my umbrella! Who do you think you are?” At that moment the train stops suddenly and the conductor let everyone know that there will be a delay. He thinks, “Great. I can’t breathe as it is in this non-air conditioned train. Now we are stuck.” For a half hour the train sits there and then slowly pulls out.

     Robert finally gets to the beach 3 hours later. The humidity is high now and it becomes hard to breathe. He sets his blanket on the hot sand, and starts to lay back, when this woman and her 5 kids sits next to him. These kids are so misbehaved it gives him a headache. One of the kids kicks his water bottle onto the sand. He jumps up and gets ready to yell and the kid when the mother looks at him and he thinks twice about saying anything to the kid. “Now I have nothing to drink”. As the sun glazes on him, you can see his skin quickly turning dark and then a shade of red. Just then the same kid who kicked his water over slaps him on the back, laughs and says hi. Searing in pain, he jumps up and says, “You stupid mutha…” and the mother snatches the kid away, turns to Robert and screams, “DON’T YOU DARE TALK TO MY KID LIKE THAT! I WILL KICK YOU BUTT ALL OVER THIS BEACH!” Robert snaps back, “Well maybe if you trained you kid correctly, he would know how to act!” By this time a crowd forms to watch the fight. A cop shows show and tell them to separate or he will arrest them. Robert yells, “Screw this! I am going home! I can’t deal with this woman and bratty kids. They belong in the zoo!” You can hear the mother in the background cursing at him and calling him all sorts of names. “Never again will I go to the beach on a day like today. Next time I will keep my butt at home with the air conditioner!” he thinks to himself. The end of a non-perfect day.



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