Now here’s where things get a bit fuzzy for me.
But what I do know about “The Incident.”
But Some History First… When I was a preteen, I was assaulted.
Durin’ a Boy Scout function.
I didn’t realize it at the time that it was a crime. I was 11 or 12 and I thought that was the way boys acted.
It was okay for them to grab girls.
In the Dark.
In the Bathroom.
The boy was the brother of a boy in my brother’s boy scout pack.
I was not traumatized by it. I can recall it as clear as day but I don’t carry it around with me like a piece of bad luggage.
At the time, I didn’t know it would happen to me several times in the future… with a couple of sexual assaults.
I thought that was the way boys were… until I met TheThug. After that, I didn’t have to worry about being grabbed, de-pants or raped again. And when he left high school, he assigned a “underling” to be my body guard.
These things happen. More than people think. So many young people do not speak up about it.
Why? I don’t really know. Mostly I think becuz I didn’t want the boy or boys to get into trouble… Boys will be boys.
Even I believed it… then.
Now… I have a whole new attitude.
Eddie and Loretta believe that if they put their daughter on teams with boys her sports ability will improve. The boys will make her feel the need to compete and not sit on the bench playin’ patty cake with the girls.
Loretta called me one evenin’ just fit to be tied!! She needed to vent and she called me.
Her daughter was de-pants’d at soccer practice. Her daughter was mortified!!! And of course she didn’t want to ever go back.
“Did you call the police?” No.
“That’s Assault! You need to contact the police.” It’s the coach’s son.
“So? Were there witnesses?” No.
But we all know WITNESSES are not needed!!
Especially not when you have a 10 year blubberin’ about havin’ her nekked fanny out at soccer practice!!
“Are you prepared to pull her from the team?”
Now this is where I just wanna slap a hairlip on her… she said, “no.”
“Loretta this your daughter and she has just been assaulted and humiliated and you want to keep her in a situation where she doesn’t want to be becuz of a stupid sport? Do not fail her. Call the police station in the mornin’ and get this tended to immediately.”
I thought it was sound advice.
Bare with me… There’s more.
But I want to make sure I have everything in order.
I had a fleetin’ thought once that I might not be paintin’ a fair picture of StupidAss Eddie and Loretta but when I’m done with this little tale, you’ll see EXACTLY what I see.