Dirty Laundry

“Let me tell you something, your dirty laundry gets out of school at 2:30 every day. It’s cursing and calling each other ‘n*gger’ as they’re walking up and down the street. They think they hip — can’t read, can’t write — 50 percent of them,” — Bill Cosby

“Dirty laundry” is the code word between my neighbor and I when we encounter the idiotic kids between work and home on the green line and on the street. The dirty laundry seems to get out around 3 ’cause that’s when we see them.

They are loud and obnoxious. They hit each other. They curse at each other. On the train we encountered a loud burp/hit couple, made the trip unbearable. The problem is you can’t ignore them.

Around 3-4pm weekdays the streets are filled with kids. Some of them seem to get from point A to point B without talking, offending, hitting, jaywalking, or loitering. There are others, girls and boys, who will hang out on the corner being as loud and obnoxious as ever.

The worse part is not so much the volume, thought that is bad, but what is coming out of their mouths, and I’m not just talking about the cursing or the burping. They can’t speak English. My drama teacher used to call it lazy tongue, when apparently it too much energy to enunciate. These kids sound just so ignorant, and they are loud and ignorant. They advertise their ignorance. Maybe this is a call for better schools? I don’t know.

4 thoughts on “Dirty Laundry”

  1. Aw hell, I was one of those loud, belching kids back in tha day. But I spoke fairly good English at least. And Wookee. – Jimbo

  2. Dang, don’t make me use my Chris Rock. Oh you gonna make me bring out Chris.

    Next week, jokes about crack, dumba$s n*s, and what’s wrong with Washington DC under Barry.

  3. Don’t dis Barry! He’s my only hope for staying and buying affordable property in The District! But it’s open season on crack. Sadly, I’m now on a “Good morning!” basis with the crackhos on the corner…if they’re up early enough when I’m walking to work in the morning. – JB

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