Saturday, February 15, 2014

Four teenage boys throwing snowballs at cars and people riding bikes on 54th Street
February 15, 2014

My friend was trying to find a cab on 54th Street and Third Avenue and a group of three people popped out (we just hadn't seen them) when we got to the corner--they had been waiting before us so they grabbed the first one. I saw some kids behind us grabbing snow from a pile just off the curb. I saw one of the boys hands go down to grab it and I thought, "ew," because it was such gross dark snow. After the people got in and the cab started the kids launched a bunch of snowballs at the car. We were standing right there but nothing hit us. The cab driver stopped and got out and the kids ran out of there. My friend and I just said they were young kids, almost oddly even coming to their defense (for the bad thing they were doing) because they were young. I think we both even held our hands out at about four feet to show they were small when we tried to explain to him. He then drove away. I continued walking home alone and saw the kids again. I noticed them throwing snowballs at everything. They hit a delivery man riding his bike down the street. They were throwing more at cars and were a bit ahead of me when I made this drawing. I pictured somebody grabbing one of them. I think another cab driver must have stopped and got out because the four boys turned and ran back towards where I was. They all ran by me and I looked at each one. I saw the last one the clearest because he was the slowest. He probably wasn't even 15 years old and was under five feet. I said as he was about to run by me, "You should stop doing that." I pictured myself checking one of them to the ground for what they were all doing. All I needed to do was move over just a little as they ran past me in the snow. But I didn't which is probably the right thing to do but I was still kind of embarrassed at myself.

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