Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
As I sit here on the trunk of my car, I see the value of just being there. Well, sorta….
My children are playing volleyball and so are a large portion of my friend’s children.
It is the teenage time of life for them and late outings are somewhat commonplace in the warm weather.
I will say It is great timing to have gotten a new job assignment with a daytme schedule.
Immediately on my arrival, I see there are gang bangers sitting on my friend’s car and I am pretty sure my friend does not want confrontation with them.
I don’t either so I sit on my car trunk. They eye me because I am an unknown. I get a text letting me know of the concern. I am already on it.
Will I confront them so they can jump me? No, I will let them fidget. I am not going to get caught in the battle of their choosing.
Tension builds on their end and I let it cook. They know they are doing something they shouldn’t be.
I play on my phone. The flash goes off on my camera and the uncomfortable they were trying hide becomes apparent.
Silence is king on my end. A majority of people cannot endure it.
Blue jacket blusters,
“(Derogatory Statement) get a cap busted in his ***”
They stare at me for a while and I ignore them.
I blog, and I sip my Monster. They get in their cars and leave. His utterance was insecure and he needed to save face with his buddies. I get it. He needed a rationale to get off of my friend’s car that looked natural.
Time has passed, and here I sit, contemplating.
I kinda feel like a party pooper. I show up, take one picture, and everyone in the parking lot leaves.
Is this my lot in life? Am I a watchful sheepdog with a goofy disposition? I am beginning to think so.
49 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire on Trunks, Blusters, Party Fouls and Introverted Sheepdogs”
It’s a hell of a story, quite stressful. Obviously you handled the situation very well …
that would have really stressed me …
I hope you’re okay !!
All is well! Happy Sunday to you!
The photo of the onlooker around the cars is pretty scary …
It was a little tense.
It seems like…
Non, not you 😉
That’s a little scary!! I’m glad you emerged unharmed.
Confronting them could have been dangerous you made the right choice 👍
Thank you. I figured I would wait them out. Did not last long.
Sometimes ya gotta do it. Other times, maybe not.
So from working in corrections you could tell they were bangers as opposed to regular assholes ?
Lol to be fair, I have no way of knowing.
The area, the coloration of clothing on others outside of the picture,the verbiage, and life experiences gave me a strong indication that these folks were grouped in an organization that does not interact well with pro social behavior.
However, I did not interview them or ask directly, “are you participating in gang activity?”
So in conclusion, no, I do not know if they were “gang banging.”
Hope this helps clarify!🤠🔥
ok bro, that’s a lot of criteria to go on for instinct..I suppose I’d know as well following the same
Ha ha! 🤠🔥😂🤣😉
so nerve wracking… brave Ben!👏👏
A very wise approach to it. Nothing wrong with sheepdogs. They’re my favorites.
Glad it went ok. Also, just FYI, gang bangers has more than one meaning, I was kind of expecting this to get R rated for a second
I try to keep that to a minimum
So was I Petra…..surely not thought I…this is a family blog
She is right on the variable definitions. I feel I used the word appropriately for the setting.
Tick for appropriate use…..
Glad everything turned out ok!
Me as well! Thank you!🤠🔥
Wow! Lucky you survived. That would be horrific 😢for me there.
Ha ha! I look at it as being a dad.
Happy you’re safe. That was creepy. But you handled it so smoothly 😊
Thank you. 🤠🔥
Hell of a day for you when i started reading i thought it would end in a fight but thank god you are ok
Thank you Day Dreamer. I am glad there was no fight.
I tried to put on a nice smile for the cameraman but the flash was a bit dazzling…sorry
Ha ha! 🤠🔥
I’m glad there was no further trouble. Your training served you well in that situation. Blessings!
Thank you and likewise!🤠🔥
Nice handling! Impressive.
Thank you. It is hard to know what to do sometimes.
Yeah – I know
But life teaches you the way. Just be confident with who you are and make choices that you are ok with.
I always think – they aren’t totally gone, because they influenced the person that you became … it shapes you… so they continue on?
And you always are blessed with the moments you did have… obviously you had amazing moments
Life is that – make amazing moments ❤️ …one life (maybe lol) – make amazing 🙌❤️
You are strong like me … only I am girly and not at all scary – although sometimes I like to think I am scary …but I am not at all lol
It be ok. It just changes – but you always have them ❤️
Life is something we have to accept and that includes death. It’s really hard to accept that or absorb.
None of us can stay alive forever yet… and would you want that? 😮
That’s why so important to have a happy life if you able ❤️ take in all the moments of whatever your happiness is
And if in regards to work life – it’s ok … still new … takes a minute to be totally comfortable – but you will
Life is transitions – so make best of what you have – cherish the things you love – and believe in yourself – be happy!!!
Think of it this way – as you raise your children … you hope that your influence, morals and love will have impact on the person they become. You try to teach them the things you know. You will impact their lives
And ya know “to every season turn turn turn”
Your influence continues on with the lives that you touch ❤️✌️
Trust your gut. Put in thought but also trust your gut ✌️
Thank you! You are very sweet.
Well – handled. Glad it turned out okay.