When: 13 January 2006
Where: San Gabriel Boulevard
Who: Jason Sharkey
Weather: Cold, overcast
The last time I ever started a fight was with a guy in my biology class named Jonathan. He waved his crotch in my face and I went for him. But times had changed and with an additional six inches of height I became nicer. My sense of humour improved. Then one day in biology, he got down on his knee, looked me in the eyes, and said, “Sam, never say never.”
“Okay,” I replied.
“No,” he said, “Never Say Never.”
Again I said “Alright.”
It was exceptionally cold that day, nearly freezing, and I was going to take the bus home that day but I hitched a ride home with a family that lived up Lake from me. Between Boba Tea and a stopover at Huntington Hospital, we rounded the S-Curve on San Gabriel Boulevard and a strange song came on the radio. Never Say Never.
It was quite possibly the creepiest moment of my life.
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