Nov 30, 2015

Ribs



Recently I cracked some ribs. Even the slightest movement caused me pain. If I sneezed, I practically passed out. The other morning, I went to move our car and saw the passenger side window was smashed in. Ten dollars worth of quarters I use for parking, were stolen. The robbers were kind enough to leave my GPS and everything else. Considerate criminals, much appreciated. I took the car to be repaired then decided to draw for a while. I did this sketch on a somewhat deserted side street. I chose the street so no cars would come by and hit me because I was sitting almost in the gutter to get this angle of the hydrant. As I was drawing, 3 kids tried to mug me. This was a first. They snuck up behind me and tried to grab my knapsack which was full of my art supplies and drawing books. My phone was lying there too. When it happened, I jumped to my feet and everything went flying. My drawing book, the stool and my phone scattered. The main kid dropped the bag and there was a stand off of sorts. Pain from my wounded rib shot through my body which made me even madder. I realized I was vulnerable though. The only thing in my hand was my uniball pen with the top off. I told the one kid I would stab him with it. For a moment I meant it and he realized that. He must have seen the movie, "Casino," where Joe Pesci stabs the dude to death with a pen. He laughed at me but I could tell he was leary. They decided to move on. Out of nowhere a blue collar welder type guy showed up with a NY Giants cap on. He asked what happened. This dude seemed ready to get involved. He asked me if he should call the cops. I said no, they were just high school kids. It was over and I was fine, except my rib was killing me. Not easy being an artist these days.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you went through that. Hope your ribs heal soon.
Ed Beard

Joey J said...

Next time I'm getting your purse, Dude...

kane said...

They should have gone for my purse.

widdly said...

That sounds shit.

I was in a car crash years ago and cracked my skill, fractured my cheek, broke my jaw in 3 places, my collar bone, my wrist and ankle and my ribs. Ribs are the most painful by a long shot. Laughing hurts so much.

Jennifer P said...

What a scene. Glad you didn't lose your stuff. Hope you feel better. Hope those kids get a better life.

floridafour said...

Wow, that's scary! I wonder if criminals (even kids) can sense wounded prey, just like a predator. Scoundrels. Glad you're ok!!. You "liked" one of my cheesy sketches today from Instagram. Made my day. Thanks!!

sherylmcdougald said...

wtf. So you sat back down and finished the sketch? It is awesome. Ribs are terrible - I fall on mine all the time.