continued from Anything Theater
Shoe-Laces tells me he really never dated girls in high school. Says he was just some weird kid who’d come home from school and lock himself in his room and do his homework__but not before reading Thrilling Times on the Web and searching images of my fashion models. I’d hate to think his grades suffered because he didn’t do his homework first. At least he read Thrilling Times instead of watching all the trash on cable TV nowadays.
He’s a weird kid, all right. He wears shoes but he never ties the laces, so I asked him why he doesn’t just wear loafers. He doesn’t like loafers and he doesn’t like to tie his shoes or he never learned. I remember my Dad impatiently teaching me to tie my shoes. From what I understand, Shoe-Laces’ Dad was never around to teach him and his Mom was working two jobs to support them so she never even thought about teaching the kid to tie his shoes.
Truth is, Shoe-Laces taught himself to tie his shoes__he just chooses not to tie them. When I first met him in a bar, I told him his shoes were untied. He tied them for my benefit__God knows why__but when I saw him later on the same night his shoes were untied again.