As a teen, there were many days I would get off the bus and just be crazy depressed. Usually for no good reason beyond the fact that I hated home. I mean, who didn’t?
For a long time, my mom would be all like, “do you want to stop and get a pizza from Little Caesars?”
For a while, I was like, “*sniffle sniffle*…yeah…”
It worked, man. I loved that pizza for whatever reason. Didn’t feel guilty either, because that shit was cheap.
Then, a day came when my mom asked, and I said, “No.”
I remember her silence. I can imagine her thoughts at that moment. “Shit, this kid might be really depressed today. I don’t know what the fuck…hmmm…”
I feel bad for her. There was nothing she could have done. I was a moody asshole. Simple as that.
I never appreciated her enough. I mean she’s still alive, so I tell her now. But, at the time…God, dude. Thank your fucking mom for being such a trooper.
I don’t know why that moment sticks out so much in my memory. I haven’t had a Little Caesars pizza since.
It’s like…is that good, or bad?