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Big Wheel and Halter Top

I grew up in the best decade EVER; the 80's, and I loved it. We lived on a dead end street yet for some reason it seemed like people always doubted the big yellow sign that warned them "DEAD END" because so many people drove to the end just to turn around. Regardless, my sisters and I were carefree little angel brats playing outside until the street lights came on or when our friends started to eat dinner, whichever came first. I loved my big wheel and it was my main mode of transportation.


One weekend, we were all playing outside while our dad did the yard (I love the smell of freshly cut grass) and piddled around the garage fixing stuff using tools and little stuff stored in our old baby food jars. My younger sisters and I would playfully terrify one another and when it was hot, drink from the hose. GASP!!! THE HOSE AS IN THE LONG GREEN THING THAT PEOPLE USED TO USE WHEN THEY HAD GREEN STUFF IN THEIR YARD INSTEAD OF DIRT OR ROCKS? THE SAME GREEN THING ATTACHED TO A SPIGOT THAT PROBABLY HAD RUST AND (GOD FORBID) U N F I L T E R E D W A T E R??????? Yep. That's the one and it's probably why I'm not dead. Eating boogers prevents people from getting sick as much, too. A study was done in Sweden. Go look it up. Doesn't mean I'm going to eat boogers, though. So my sisters and I would ride our big wheels everywhere. On this particular weekend, we stayed close by. Dad had to go grocery shopping and we loved tagging along. It was also REALLY hot outside so I distinctly remember wearing an orange halter top.


I rode the heck outta that big wheel and thought I'd be a bad ass by riding it backwards down the neighbors driveway. Did it a few times since it made my sisters laugh. But the moment my infinite excrement fan was turned on was about to happen. Excrement fan, you ask? Think of Murphy's law on steroids. If it's going to happen then it will happen to me and I fully believe that it was THIS incident that sparked it all and it got worse as I got older.


Backwards I go. Smiling, laughing, not paying ANY attention to ANYONE nut myself and my little sisters. I'd look at my dad every now and then to smile at him. Have I mentioned he's immortal? He is. Cause God knows I won't and can't handle losing him, so I just won't lose him. My sisters were laughing really hard then they suddenly stop which made me stop. They're identical twins so one of them ran inside while the other one froze. No blinking, mouth agape and eyeballs the size of greenish snowballs. I'm sitting there wondering what the hell is going on when I feel heat bouncing around my back like the sun is playing tennis with another sun. I slowly turn around and am face-to-grill of a big hooptie car. It was one of the idiots questioning the "dead end" sign. I start to move AFTER I make eye contact with the driver. What does the recipient of the "turd of a lifetime" winner do? HONKS AT ME AS IF IT'S MY DAMN FAULT he didn't believe the sign and as if didn't know he was there. I was already moving to my driveway. That monster didn't have to scare me like that! I think I was maybe 7 or so. It hurt my ears, the gril of the car felt like it burned my back and it jolted awake my excrement fan, dammit! That's all I can remember about that. I was traumatized!



Moral of the story? Don't ride big wheels, lol








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Vince Pierucci
Vince Pierucci
May 11, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

The gif is hilarious!

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mjtenbrink
mjtenbrink
May 06, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Remeber zip around jeans?

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Cathleen Pierucci
Cathleen Pierucci
May 06, 2023
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Haha, yes!!!!

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