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Shragi and Shia Get Over the Overpass

By Yael Mermelstein

Splat! That’s the sound that an egg made as it hit our car, just as we drove under the Jefferson Underpass onHaverly Street. “What was that?” my father asked. “That was an egg,” Shia said, stating the obvious, as there was bright orange yolk dribbling down the back window of the car.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


My father craned his neck a bit, and guess what he saw.

“There are a bunch of kids standing on the overpass throwing eggs!  Can you believe it?  Hoodlums!”

We got home safely in any event, and of course my father asked Shia and me if we could clean the egg off of the car. Woo-hoo! (That was sarcastic.) Cleaning dried egg off of a car is no fun.

Just then our friend Yonatan pulled up in our driveway with his bike. He was wearing an interesting yarmulke. It was black with a big orange circle in the middle.

“Is that a new style?” I asked him.

“No! I just got egged!” He turned his head to the side and I saw the white of the egg running down his face. The yolk was nestled in the middle of his yarmulke. “I must commend them on their excellent aim,” I said.

“That is so not funny!” he said.

That’s when I turned and saw our neighbor pulling into the driveway next to ours, with an egg splattered on the hood of his car.

“Okay,” Shia said.  “I think this calls for some vigilante justice!”


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