Tex got his feelings hurt really badly by two of the neighborhood boys on Saturday. They treated him unfairly after an unfortunate wrestling incident. Tex was so hurt, his normal wall of bravado crumbled into choked back tears, which is a terribly sad thing to see in a child, especially a child of the boy persuasion. Eric distracted him by offering him a job: two dollars to move two pieces of sod from the back of his vehicle to the back yard. This acted as a distraction for about seven minutes, until the job was done. As Tex was eating his Flavor Ice and counting his hard earned cash, he muttered the following words, "I wish I had me a one way mirror suit. That way, I could see out, but no one could see in." The poetry and pain of those words almost made me cry. And the poetry and pain of those words almost made me go find those boys who hurt him just so I could give them a good hard pinch.
"After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but will never afterwards be quite the same boy." J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan