Frankie figured it took working seven extra shifts at the Pizza Hut on U.S. 1 in order to have enough to buy them but damn, if they weren’t the coolest; they’d have to help him look cool, even if no one thought he was. Sporting his new ‘Pine Green” Air Jordan’s, Frankie checked himself in the full length mirror hanging on the inside of his bedroom closet door, one last time, then hurriedly headed downstairs determined not to be late for what he hoped would be the first of many dates.
“Hurry up, young lady, you don’t want’ to be late, he’ll be here any minute“!
Her mother’s voice, grating like fingernails across a chalkboard, carried upstairs to the second level, while Sarah Lee, Shermer High’s new “it” girl gave herself one last look in the mirror; feeling a little guilty at being irritated by her mom, Sarah remembered it was her mother who picked her up after all the late shifts she worked at the Pizza Hut on Pico – all so she could save enough to buy the coolest shoes on the planet.
The doorbell sounded exactly at 7 (Frankie was nothing if not punctual) and Sarah casually opened the front door – “wow, you look great Sarah, I….I love your shoes”. Glancing down at her new “Pine Green” Air Jordan’s then back at Frankie, she smiled to herself wondering, what are the chances?