Fritos make you jump higher the lady told my mom. I was not a smart five year old kid. It's hard to be when you're raised by parents who can hardly speak the native language. So anyways, I ate a bag of Fritos instead of Cheetos and imagined myself bouncing around, while also jumping around in real life. When you're a kid you can do both imagining and physically living and have them feel like the same thing.
The man on the stool with a cane whacked me on the head again.
"why you bouncin around?"
I told him it was cause I was eating Fritos. He made a face like I said something that made no sense. And of course he had. Who the hell would've thought Fritos would make you jump higher. Anyways, I was a stupid five year old kid who thought all black people were basketball players or boxers. The television they had on at the laundromat played sports for most the day and from what I saw, most the best players were black. So I asked this man on the stool if he could jump high and if he liked Fritos.
He laughed and hit me on the head again.
"Nah. I don't like no Fritos, boy."