Join 3,520 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


me and whoever down at the schoolyard
December 7, 2007 3:04 PM   Subscribe

Can I Sit With You? The stormy social seas of the schoolyard
posted by konolia (13 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
That father sounded like a total douche.
posted by wires at 3:19 PM on December 7, 2007


Actually, my friends are sitting there.
posted by billysumday at 3:32 PM on December 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I tried figuring out when the 'Can I Sit With You' bit would start, but the writing was chatty and directionless. Perhaps the father who committed suicide would have been happier if he had read more EB White or William Strunk.
posted by KokuRyu at 3:46 PM on December 7, 2007


Hi, do you want to become friends?
posted by ersatz at 3:50 PM on December 7, 2007


I thought they were interesting stories, associated with a good cause. As a pariah in middle school (because I was more into The Cure rather than Kiss, if you can believe it), I could have used a book like that.
posted by gemmy at 3:57 PM on December 7, 2007


Great post konolia. Interesting idea to collect school stories. That was a particularly poignant and in the end uplifting story. Thanks so much.
posted by nickyskye at 5:04 PM on December 7, 2007


Perhaps the father who committed suicide would have been happier if he had read more EB White or William Strunk.

He didn't write it, but don't let that get in the way of your hilarious snark or anything.

Good post, konolia...thank you.
posted by dhammond at 5:18 PM on December 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


I really like this site. Thanks, konolia!
posted by LittleMissCranky at 8:04 PM on December 7, 2007


I liked the post a lot, and I'll be reading more tomorrow. Thanks!
posted by rollbiz at 12:05 AM on December 8, 2007


Me and Julio, down by the schoolyard.
posted by LiveLurker at 12:46 AM on December 8, 2007


Beautiful. Thank you, Konolia.
posted by DreamerFi at 5:59 AM on December 8, 2007


Snorkelling saves the day!
posted by asok at 9:00 AM on December 8, 2007


My 8 year old is bright, overly sensitive, different and craves attention. The proto-bullies of the second grade are just figuring out that he is the perfect target. Tales of childhood cruelty just break my heart.
posted by LarryC at 11:49 PM on December 8, 2007


« Older Iron Grip: The Oppression is a multiplayer total c...  |  Right Wing Rock! (Download li... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments