Barry reasoned; with basketball practice taking up 3 to 5 pm he could be tired so go straight home. Made sense. On Friday he could pop into Lou’s Diner just to show his face then….
Maybe he could talk his family into a permanent Friday outing. Yes! Friday night could be sports. His family could go to basketball games; even football or baseball…
anything that would take him away from that disgusting Diner and those repulsive people… take him away not as a scared little boy but because he had better plans.
Yes, that was how he had to play it.