Whenever I went for a nature walk on one of the local trails, I always preferred to go alone. One day I was preparing to go on a short hike when my friend called saying he was bored. I told him that I was going on the trail knowing that he didn't like doing that but to my surprise he told me that he'd like to go.
I always went alone and I wish
that I would have gone by myself that day too. I saw a once in a
lifetime sight, two boys about 11 maybe 12 years old just off the trail
just semi-hidden in the bushes with their pants down and arms moving
fast. My friend was a little behind me, distracted by some graffiti on a
rock and I hoped he wouldn't catch up as I slowly and quietly tried to
get a closer look.
Then as I got closer, my friend comes running
up behind "OH SHIT!" and he startles the boys who immediately pull up
their pants and start running while he yells out obscenities at them. I
was so angry with him, there was no way I was looking to embarrass or
scare the boys involved in their activity. If I had gone alone, I would
have stood back, quietly. If they noticed me, I'd have done my best not
to make them feel uncomfortable. My idiot friend though took it as an
opportunity to yell out and make a big joke out of it.
back on that trail every single day around the same time for weeks
hoping to see the boys again but I never did. My friend and I stopped
hanging out and he wondered why I became so cold towards him. He ruined a
once in a life time sight for me and I get mad thinking about it still
to this day.