A Strong Stream

I’m walking on Pico Blvd Friday afternoon when a stream of urine appears in front of me. I trace the stream to its source — it is a black boy, about nine years of age, pissing out from the bus stop.

The sheer comedy of the moment seizes me and I look the kid in the eye and give him a goofy grin.

Immediately, the boy and his friend start accusing me of being gay.

Ashamed and frightened, I hurry on my way.

I must learn to control my reactions when I encounter people urinating in public.

D. emails: “Sunny Jim, those young lads weren’t “accusing” you of anything. They were simply stating an obvious fact. You’re a bloody ponce. A poof. A fair-dinkum abomination to your mum and me.”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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