Saturday, May 21, 2011

Introducing Kenny

   Kenny turned 69 years old this year. He kept telling me he wanted a cake with two chicks 69ing on it. Yeah he might be a little bit of an old perv, but damn it, he's "69 and can do whatever I want at my party."
   Kenny is an extremely nice guy that goes around to a few of the local bars on his bike. It doesn't matter if it's snowing, raining, or he's had just a bit too much to drink, he'll be riding his bike home or to another bar.
   One of the things that strikes me as particularly special about Kenny is his genuine kindheartedness. A couple years ago now, he was riding home on his bike and he got stopped by 3 young men. They beat him up and stole all of his money. He ended up in the hospital for about a month before being released. He was getting older and was pretty frail, so when 3 young men jumped him, he stood no chance.
   The thing that surprised me though, is that he had the choice of making them go to prison or not and he chose to let them go. I asked him about it and what he told me was that he had seen what prison did to people. Kenny served as a police officer for quite a few years after his military career. He believed that they would have a better life, and would contribute more to society if they just did some community service and apologized to him. He didn't want to ruin their lives, and that's just one of many reasons I think Kenny is a genuinely good guy. Because of him, I know for a fact that there are nice people out there.