The photo below is a dramatization based on actual events. The names were not changed because I don’t even know any of them.

While Michael and I were heading from his apartment to the light rail station a few blocks away we were startled to see a 13 or 14 year old black girl scream at the top of her lungs as she ran around a corner straight into our direction. (ala the example photo)

[email protected] YA’LL – HE COMIN’,” she screamed as she ran past us.

Running closely behind were a throng of similarly frightened children.

“THEY HE IS – right there!!!” one exclaimed. Surely, an axe-wielding crackhead or gun-toting murderer would be right behind.

Coming down the street with a look that only the oft-picked-on runt of the pack could have was a boy of about 8. He walked slowly in the direction of the screaming kids with an expression that explained it all. The kids were obviously staying away to kid him or because he had “cooties” or maybe he “dealt it.” Whatever the reason, within a span of a few seconds we went from shock and fear of what was chasing the girl, to having a great one-liner we used the rest of the night.

[email protected] YA’LL – HE COMIN’ “ !!!! (must be delivered with a look of terror and while striking a pose per above.)