Several years ago, while visiting the Old Folks, I quipped to The Phenom that the people in my hometown were exceptionally law abiding. Then, just 5 minutes later, I was carded while purchasing cough medicine. The smugness was at an all time high.
This past weekend, I discovered (after nearly 25 years of it being a well kept secret) that I married the Delinquent of Mt. Airy!
I've always known The Phenom to be the paragon of virtue and honesty. His integrity was refreshing. And, it was all a lie.
The Phenom, repeatedly and without remorse, JAY WALKED. Once, even in front of an officer of the law. When I protested and pointed to the officer, Phenom simply sneered "I'm not afraid of any copper."
I'm embarrassed to report that allowed myself to be dragged across the street, between cars . . . outside the designated crosswalk. My protests were weak, and I should have stood firm for my own law-abiding ways. But, I allowed peer pressure to sway me.
Let my downfall be a lesson to you.