“Parkour” is supposedly a discipline that grew out of military obstacle course training, but which has developed into a new and dangerous loose sport of free running and building jumping.
Just check out any Youtube channel and you’ll see hyper energetic kids, such as my nearly 15 year old, engaged in mind-boggling and dangerous Parkour.
So tonight, he and his buddy fairly burst into the restauant, breathless with excitement and news.My kid lifts up his Tee Shirt to reveal a new wound on his side exclaims:
“Mom! Look what Parkour gave me!”
I glance down and see a not too serious rash-like thing that looks, oddly, more like a large hickey.
And of course, all my Mom ears had heard was:
“Look what that Park Whore did to me!”
I was up on my feet faster than you can swat a fly.
And then, all of us, my son, his friend, the customer I’d been sitting with and I, laughed so hard at the language confusion until we nearly cried.
But hey, just to be safe... Watch out for those Park Whores, I say.