Acne is something that a lot of teenagers have to contend with and Sam Cummings is not unique in that regard; but fate played a cruel trick on the young man one day when he woke up to find that a number of his pimples had joined together into a rather unfortunate pattern; they clearly spelled the word “arse.”
Cummings tried as one might to conceal the blemish, he squeezed and even resorted to using his mother’s concealer, to no avail. The word remained and school awaited. As one might expect, Cummings was taunted by the crueler of his classmates, who called him “Craphead Slaphead,” but the bigger students at the school were merciless with their victimization which extended to dragging him into the bathroom and attempting to flush his head in the toilet; because, they said, “That’s where an arse belongs.”
In his own words and demonstrating a resilient sense of humor, Cummings puts it well:
It’s really crap – and the fact that I just have to wait for them to heal is a bum deal.
While I rarely offer my opinion on news, in this case I will. You have to admire young Sam Cummings’ courage and resilience in telling his story to a local newspaper; that takes guts and it tells me that he will come out on the other end of high school with a bright future ahead of him.
For those that are not aware, “arse” is a crude British English term for the human posterior, commonly known as “ass” in North America. – Thank’s Scott! [Sunday Sport]
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