Friday, January 29, 2010

Dude...It is 26 Degrees F with a 7 Degree Windchill

TAKE THE BASKETBALL INSIDE ALREADY.
tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap [shoot the ball already] tap tap tap tap
IT IS TOO COLD TO BE PLAYING ON THE COURT IN THE DARK. [with no gloves]
tap tap tap tap tap tap tap [shoot it!] tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap
GIVE ME A BREAK. PLEASE.

ETA: No these are not my kids. And this kid doesn't move around the court or play. He simply stands stationary and bounces the ball for hours. Hours. Even on frigid days. I don't mind so much when the weather is decent - I know I moved in behind a school playground. I get that. But in this weather? GO HOME. NOW.

ETA2: And no he isn't ADD, ADHD or Austistic. Nor is he lonely. It is just no one is silly enough to come out to play with him on a day like today.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Seriously????

Invite them in for some beans, then maybe they will stop.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Kids! They aren't yours are they? This sounds like something my grandson would do.....but he played hockey, so he wouldn't think it was cold.

mrstorage said...

There was a basketball court in the property that was next to our old apartment building and there would be people out there until 2 or 3 in the morning and then again at 5:50am. The night time players were there about 50% of the time, but the morning players were there EVERY morning. I think they were practicing or something, but they'd get there at 5:50 and play until 6:43. They did this for the entire 3 months we lived there until the end of October. Even as fall was waning and winter approached they were out there, kind of like the child in your post. Annoying.

Ordinary Housewife said...

Someday, when he's a big NBA star and he's being interviewed, he'll say, "I'd like to thank my neighbor, Skippy, for putting up with my dribbling all those years."

AZWaitress said...

I used to live somewhere where the neighbor kids did this. For HOURS. Ugh!

Rudee said...

That's serious practice. It seems so cold for you guys. It's freezing here, but I think we're used to that.

Stay toasty!