Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Mr. Glades pointed at a tattoo on his neck and said that he had f**ked bigger guys than him in the a** in prison, and the kid shut himself up."
From 'The Community of Color Gazette':
"Man of Color Tells A Young Man to Watch His Mouth"
Paul Glades, a Black Man of our Community of Color, was overheard telling a younger Black Man to "watch his mouth."
When asked, Mr. Glades confirmed the story.
"I was in line at the Seven-Eleven to buy my stuff for the night, and the kid in front of me was on his cell-phone. It was "F**k this" and "F**k that". People in line don't need to hear that sh*t."
Alfonso Michael, the cashier at the Seven-Eleven, confirmed the story.
"The young kid was swearing up a storm, it was making people in line uncomfortable. Mr. Glades finally told the kid to watch his mouth."
Mr. Michael continued the story.
"The kid turns and tries to act all punk-ass, but Mr. Glades, he is old school. Mr. Glades pointed at a tattoo on his neck and said that he had f**ked bigger guys than him in the a** in prison, and the kid shut himself up."
When asked about the exchange, Mr. Glades paused.
"Did I say that? Sometimes when a situation gets hot you just gotta shut it down, hard."
When asked about the tattoo on his neck Mr. Glades answered reflectively.
"That was from prison. I was a different man, back then. I like to think I've learned some."
When asked about what he has learned since his prison experience Mr. Glades responded forcefully.
"None of your f**cking business."
So there it is: a Story of Change in our Community of Color. For more stories like this please read 'The Community of Color Gazette'.
I am Laslo.