Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Names Have Been Changed To Protect The Innocent

One of Mindy's friends told me a story that made me laugh so hard, I cried.  

A bunch of boys were going on a Scouting trip. They were in the back of a truck that had a shell cover. There were windows on the shell, so the boys could look out while they traveled to a camp in the canyons.

One goofy kid decided he was going to moon people while they were driving. The other boys laughed as he went up to the back of the truck, pulled his pants down to his ankles, and aimed his bare bottom at innocent bystanders.

Suddenly the truck stopped abruptly. The "mooner" lost his balance, and flew backwards, toppling over the other boys. (Please excuse me for a moment, I just got a mental picture. I have to take a break until I can pull myself together.)

The boys were horrified (can you IMAGINE?) that his bare butt was bouncing all over them when the truck took off again. The poor kid, with his pants down to his ankles, could not catch his balance.

None of the boys would help him because they were all laughing and yelling as he tumbled around. I also think that no one wanted to accidentally come in contact with the certain part of him that was unclothed at this inopportune time. 

I guess the reason it strikes me so funny is that I know the boys involved. They are such a cute group of guys. I can just imagine how grossed out they must have been. I also know the poor boy that did the mooning.

The "mooner" doesn't hang around them much anymore. It might have been that it took him several minutes before he could get his pants back on, or the fact that the boys told ALL of the Scouts about his embarrassing experience.

Maybe you had to be there ... but it sure made me laugh when I heard the story.