Poor Boys Blimp Essay, Research Paper
Poor Boys Blimp
There once was a little boy that grew up in the Brooklyn projects. He was
extremely poor. Some how he managed to have some of the better things of life like a
treadmill and an obsolete computer from the 80?s. His life long dream was to own a $650
Lead Zeppelin remote controlled blimp. He asked his parents every year for six years if
he could have it and every time they would say no they couldn?t afford it. So on the boys
fourteenth birthday he went and applied for a job at the local Nathaniel?s. After talking to
the manager Steve and getting the job he ran home and told his parents that he started the
job tomorrow. The next day the when he got to work he looked around and noticed Steve
was gone. He asked another worker where Steve was. The worker responded he was fired
for being too stupid. The boy laughed and returned back to work. After weeks of hard
work he finally made $600 of the $650 he needed for the blimp. On his way home one
day he noticed a new store. He read the stores name ?Iraqi Pete Discount plutonium and
models?. So only being human he walked in to look around. The moment he walked in he was
surrounded be a green glow that was so bright it would put a helicopter?s searchlights to
shame. After his eyes adjusted to the glow he saw the storeowner eating pineapples and
watching TV in black and white. The owner of the store heard the door shut and went to
the boy and said hello. The boy being polite said hello as well. The owner asked if there
was a certain item he was looking for. The boy asked if he had a Led Zeppelin remote
control blimp. The man said yes we do right there in the corner. So the boy thanked him
and walked to the corner and his eyes lit up brighter than the radiation from the
plutonium. It was the blimp for $600 tax-free. The boy asked if the blimp was really $600
the owner said yes why wouldn?t it be. The boy grabbed it, bought it, and left the store.
Quickly he ran home and saw his father. Daddy, daddy he said look what I bought. The
father yelled shut up. I just worked double time triple time at the hospital I need coffee
and sleep. Not affected by his father?s routine yelling the boy went to his 5th story
window and read the directions and then started the blimp. The sound of the engine thrilled the boy.
Now the time had come for the first flight the boy flew it out the window and outside
where everyone could see it. He was having the time of his life until it happened. The
blimp for no apparent reason went putt, putt and started on its first and last decent.
Crashing into the courtyard in a loud flaming mess the boy almost passed out. He ran
down the stairs fast to see how bad the damage was. It was totaled the blimp would never
fly again. He started to cry when he noticed something he didn?t smell gas. He dipped his
finger in the gas tank and tasted it. It was watered down desil he was swindled by Pete.
Angry, sad and confused he ran back to the store he walked in screaming and crying.
Then all of a sudden he noticed something there where ten INS agents in Pete?s store. He
also saw Pete in handcuffs. One of the agents saw him and quickly took him out of the
store and drove him home. When he got home the boy walked slowly up the stairs like a
lifeless zombie. When he finally got back to his apartment he sat in front of the window
and watched the birds thinking to himself why couldn?t I have just waited.
The moral of the story is if it seems to good to be true it probably is.