Act your age

The other day I almost gave a kid the finger. He totally deserved it. But I didn’t because I’m supposed to be an adult. Well technically he was a teenager, which automatically makes him a jerk through no fault of his own, it’s just a teenager’s natural state of being. I coach water polo and was standing behind the goal talking to the goalie about positioning. He threw a skip-shot that splashed the crap out of me and then smiled smugly. He did it on purpose. I know he did. I started to put my hand up in the gesture to give him the finger but then my pre-frontal cortex caught up with my impulsiveness. It would have been really satisfying but I knew I couldn’t do it because I’m supposed to be the adult in that situation. I’m sure some other people have similar stories to this, I’d love to hear them.

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