Excerpt from Don't Read This Shit Below
By Jester Derla
Okay, I think I have your attention now. I’m trying really hard to write a book introduction but I actually have no idea what I’m doing. It’s a good thing that we have Google now. I read in an article that the first thing you should do when writing an introduction is to draw your readers in. If you are still reading this, good. I didn’t get that from BoredPanda.
Who actually reads these book introductions anyway? Any book can do without it. I’ve also read somewhere that it’s one of the 10 most useless things ever. So why am I doing this? Well, I also don’t know really. Wait, now I remember. The wife made me do it. I promised her that I would do the book intro for the boys. So here it goes.
Prior to college, I attended an all-boys school. Looking back, I remember having next-to-nothing experience or knowledge about women. The only interaction I had with them was inside our school service, which catered to the nearby all-girls school. But even then, any encounter was lame.
No afternoon went by without the school bus being filled with shouting, bickering, insulting and crying. I couldn’t remember why all of us were fighting. Maybe the girls didn’t like us reeking of sweat due to playing around all day. The boys’ rough housing inside the bus wasn’t a pretty sight, not to mention the nonstop teasing just for the heck of it.
You can then say that from an early age, I already don’t get women. And this went on all throughout my teenage years. I think I only began to understand women when I became a full-grown adult. Well, kind of. Okay, I’m lying. I still don’t get them sometimes, despite living with one.
To be continued...
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