Where the Sun Don't Shine
The neighborhood hoodlums wrote this on the alley side of our garage. I am less upset by it than one would think- I mean, good god, someone vandalized my property by writing semi obscene words on it with a Sharpie. Upset? Not really- Mr. T slapped a few coats of house paint from one of the many cans in the basement and voila! Good as new. Puzzled? Yes, a little. Who on earth would write such a bizarre thing? And why? What must the little bugger look like? I'm thinking it's probably a boy- with apologies to male readers who will take offense. I'm thinking 11-14 in age. I'm thinking too much time, not enough supervised time. But, maybe I'm way off base. Maybe it's some frustrated soccer mom who's out to prove she's in charge of her life. Maybe she commandeered her minivan through our narrow alley in the dark of night (well, not too dark- what time does Starbucks close?)and turned off her headlights, rolled down the driver's side window and leaned out and quickly left her mark.
I was also a bit clueless as to the meaning of the term. I searched for
a definition and got one. Again with the why? Was the perp "tagging" our house? Trying to tell the neighbors something? Is it the urban equivalent of
Maybe I'm TOTALLY misreading it and it's a very embarrassing spelling and grammatical error. Maybe it's supposed to read "But, Cherry!" Hey, the kid coulda been a big SE Hinton fan- you know, of The Outsiders fame? Cherry Valance, watching sunsets that are the same, whether you're a Greaser or a Soc- "stay gold, Ponyboy".
Or, it could be some Beavis and Butthead prototypes on dirtbikes, riding up and down the alley. "Heh-heh. Beavis! I just wrote butt." "Heh heh. Now write cherry."
I taught middle school for 5 years. Do you think it shows?