Thursday, September 29, 2011

Skitchin' ...

Scene: Downtown Duluth. Police car pulled to curb, lights spinning like a winning slot machine. Nondescript car haphazardly pulled over in front of cop car. Lanky twenty-something sitting, leaned against a cement planter, feet propped on a skateboard.

Me to skater (Gesturing at the cop car): What's all this? Is it for you?
Skater: Half.
Me: Half? What happened?
Skater (shrugs): I was skitchin'.
Me (Laughing at the visual. And that "skitching" wasn't phased out at the border of 1999. Or heck, 1989): Was it worth it?
Skater: We'll see.

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