Good Morning

February 11th, 2009 by Editor B

Woke up to the sound of screaming. Actually I was already half-awake — I slept sitting up last night cradling the girl to help with her congestion. But the screaming got my attention. Xy had just gone out the door to catch her car pool ride to work. That wasn’t her voice I was hearing — I didn’t think. I extricated myself from the girl, taking care she wouldn’t roll off the bed. Sure enough, Xy and some neighbors were gathered in front of the house across the street, the Big Red Barn as I call it. Xy told me to call 911, and I did. She said there was a fight in the lower right apartment, and she went alongside the building and threw some junk at the window. She said a guy was choking a woman. There was a lot of chaos with people coming and going. I wasn’t dressed so I stayed inside and kept an eye on the girl. Xy’s car pool picked her up. The cops came about 15 minutes after my call, but by then all was quiet. They knocked on the door, got no answer, then got back in the car. By the time I pulled on some pants and shoes they were gone.

Xy called from school with her theory of what went down. Her imagination can run wild at times, but this seems plausible. The Latino guys across the street hired a pair of prostitutes. One woman was black, the other white. There was a dispute about money, and that’s why the guy was fighting with the black woman and she was screaming. The white woman left her there. The black woman departed shortly thereafter, with or without the money in question. This apparently all happened before Xy even left, because she told them, “Don’t ever come back here, I’ve got your license number.”

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

8 Responses to “Good Morning”

  1. PJ Says:

    You want me to come over and straighten em out?

  2. E.J. Says:

    Go ‘head Xy, with your bad ass!

  3. Scottica Says:

    I’m impressed, XY is brave…I’m thinking of how my scared little self would deal with that situation. She is truly a great educator, and protector of all…. great teacher, I miss working with professionals like XY. If I had to pick 2 people to repopulate the planet after some crazy science-fiction decimation of mankind if would be XY and Editor B…..apenas, honorable, y los olores tenga gusto del queso de lujo

  4. Garvey Says:

    Ah, the salad days. Enjoy them.

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  6. chrissieroux Says:

    Damn.

  7. Scott Says:

    tough environment to raise a kid.

  8. Moishe Says:

    It took the cops 15 minutes to show up? NOPD really sucks!!

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