It was the summer of 2011. I was 11 years old. Being so young, it was only natural that I wanted whatever I saw my friends with. On this certain day, I managed to see my friend with a scooter. His name was James. James was one of those friends, who you saw when they had something new to show off. I was in my garage when I heard the constant knocking of the wheels rolling against the cement pavement. I was suddenly determined to explore where and who the noise was coming from. I walk out to the front and see James having a wonderful time on his scooter. He wheeled up to my gate, and said “Hey Jason! Do you see anything different? I said, “Yes, I do see something different, and it looks cool. Can I ride it down the block? ”Order now
He proceeded to laugh, until he could gather the seriousness to utter one word – “NO! ” Embarrassed and upset I ran to my father and asked him if he could buy me a scooter. Being that I was a good student in school at the time, he agreed and told me that we would go to Toys R Us the following day. We arrived at Toys R Us and the most beautiful thing appeared before me. It was a Razor Scooter. With elation and adrenaline pumping through my body I yelled, “DAD, DAD, LOOK, THIS IS THE SCOOTER I REALLY LIKE. CAN I GET IT, PLEASE?
My father continued to take the scooter and proceed to checkout. We got home and I saw James once again flaunting around on his scooter. Surprisingly, he did not seem to see when I took my scooter inside. Knowing that he would come to taunt me once again, I sat and I waited for him to come to my gate. James saw me, and rode up to my gate. However, instead of coming to taunt me, his eye caught site of something so prodigious, that he couldn’t do anything but stare. His jaw dropped, like a heavy weight in the water. Just the look on his face filled me with the sense of overcoming repletion, which I could not withstand.
Therefore, I haughtily stood and kindly said to him, “HAHA, IN YOUR FACE SUCKA! ” This experience was a life changing one. It may not seem like a major phenomenon to a person, but to an 11 year old child that never got a lot of the things that he wanted; this was a very gratifying gift. This experience has helped me to change as a person. It has helped me to understand that life is not all about what you can get. However it is mainly focused around what you have and how you use it to better yourself, and validate your being in society.