They are not the Jets and the Sharks. Not the Crips and Bloods. Not even the Bad News Bears.
You know you have nerdy, good boys when they return from the park, flush from the glory of a playground fight, and the story they tell goes like this.
“There were some kids at the park, and they were total jerks. We were having a perfectly fine snowball fight with them, but then they pushed our little guy.”
“Everyone knows you can’t push the little guy.”
“So we started yelling.”
“And did you hear that one guy? He didn’t even know what a pronoun is!”
“I know! And when I asked him what an adjective is, he said ‘person, place or thing.’”
“I know! What a loser!”
“And they said they were 14, but I bet they were only 12.”
“I know! They were totally lying!”
“’Person, place or thing’… Ha! What a jerk.”
“And mom,” said the little guy, “a tree fell right next to us.”
“A big tree.”