New Belt

in #story2 years ago (edited)

I saw this one post on twitter where they mentioned a boy asked to have his hair combed. With all the fighting in Gaza he did not want to die in his sleep with messy hair and I would assume raggedy clothes.

My gran use to always remind us to wear proper clothes, mainly because of public perception. But she liked to say it is because if we die then she does want people finding us with holes in our socks and stuff.

So you had 2 reasons to always dress well when leaving the house. #1: Because you should not look poor and unkept. #2: Because if you die you should not look poor and unkept.

#3: Because gran would whoop your fucking ass if someone thought she did not buy you nice clothes.

#3 Was the main reason we always made sure we wore the best selection.

The problem comes in when that selection is wanting. When eventually all your socks have holes, all your shirts have some blemish of sorts. Apart from church clothes, but you will very quickly find out why they are church clothes and not going to the mall clothes.

Mostly not an issue, unless it was weekend. During the week it was all about the school uniform. Same thing. Dressed to the nines.

Something happened to my belt though, and the pants I had were just a bit loose without. Since the belt is hardly seen because of the slight slack I always added to my shirt combined with my blazer. I solved the issue quite elegantly I thought with a wire hanger and that was my belt for a few months.

Fine for school, but my dumbass made the mistake of using my fancy new belt when going to church. For some reason my sister fucked something up and gran went on a smack and check spree. That basically means you get smacked for each thing not perfect. This would include hair supposedly not washed the day before, shoes not polished perfectly, clothes seeming wrinkled, heck laces not tied properly.

Then it was my turn.

I wonder if the main concern was whether I would die in the house and she then did not have a belt to replace my fine craftmanship but needless to say, there was no going to church and apparently dying with a wire belt is the worst dishonour one can bring on a house.

The benefit is I did not have to ask for one, because the week after I got two new belts and socks. Basically Christmas in July I tell you.


Wish your gran was around to take care of you now as well. Wouldn't it be lovely to see her whooping your ass? Hehe

These days I know to trip and run... ;)

No wearing church clothes to school huh? Noted.

I would hope so, but then again in Murica they don't have uniforms so guess anything goes there. I always found it odd that they don't enforce uniforms, that just makes sense.

Oh dude they wear uniforms here. And they shoot without warning too, where've you been?!?

Damn movies, never showing me how it really is :)

I thought you told me you'd stopped watching this on repeat because it was getting you down about your own singing voice.

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My first day at high school was watching my cap being thrown on the school roof. If I got through the day without being punched, then it was a good day! Amen 🙏


Sounds like a classic high school, think I was better at mixing with different groups so might have been part of the cap throwers some days and other days pseudo intellectual lol.

I learned fast! My solution was making friends with some of the boys in "higher years" by offering to be their goal keeper in the playground. No one messed with me after that 🤣
I then had their protection.




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Hehe, you reminded me why I should shave regularly. I don't want them to find me messy if I die suddenly and they laugh at me while changing my clothes for last rituals 😉

Then some good came from it I guess. If they do laugh maybe a person can always haunt them so there is an upside for some fun.

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