It was always to make me forget who Yowsabouts was. A distraction created her and there, by the same character troupes. Each character troupe seemed to have their own distinct grouping of members. Yowsabouts had to be either mentally deficient, a prisoner to reform or an evil gang member being indoctrinated. I do not know who all the Yowsabouts are and I never will.
All this distraction is designed so that you will forget who Yowsabouts is when and after you see them.
Yowsabouts never looked in good shape, though. Other than that I can’t remember much about Yowsabouts because of the distraction. Other than to say Yowsabouts looked kind of forlorned or washed out.
If I saw through the distraction and looked directly at a Yowsabouts, it would grit its teeth and hiss at me.
It would seem like this is Yowsabouts Indian brave indoctrination into manhood, but not by spearing a bear, but to be shown to me and stand its ground. It would also seem like Yowsabouts have been prepared for their viewing of me with a quiver full of insults and personal attacks that sometimes accompany Yowsabouts gritting teeth and hissing.
It is always like a dance of roller skating nuns when Yowsabouts briefly appears. Yowsabouts will look at you from around a corner as you are doing something. Sometimes Yowsabouts wear a hooded sweatshirt so you cannot look at for too long; they can turn and hide their face in the shadow of their hood. As if it is done to see that I don’t remember what Yowsabouts looks like. I was being shown to Yowsabouts in person, but with no formal introduction other than Yowsabouts gritting its teeth and hissing at me. Next time I see a Yowsabouts I will take their picture! But when I think to take a picture of Yowsabouts the rooms clear and Yowsabouts is nowhere to be found. It has been transported back to where it came from, by the character troupe.
I've got it! I will point at Yowsabouts when I first see a Yowsabouts and before Yowsabouts is able to disappear I will say, "Yowsabouts!"
Thomas Paul Murphy
Copyright 2011 Thomas Paul Murphy
Originally published on 10 29 2011 at: www.themilwaukeeandwisconsinnews.blogspot.com