When Joe was 13, he got mad at his mother and ran away from home … well, to the woods right behind his house. So he “ran” for about 10 seconds. Actually, he probably didn’t even run; he merely walked past a few trees and sat on a stump.
What a badass.
In the woods, there were rocks and fallen trees to climb on. Joe began messing around to pass the time . He found a vine growing on a tree and started swinging on it and pulling it apart with his hands.
Eventually, Joe had to pee. He decided it was a good time to go home.
He walked into the house and immediately went to the bathroom for relief.
The next morning, Joe woke up and went to brush his teeth. When he looked into the mirror, he was horrified. Poison ivy. Everywhere.
Oh, and you remember the part about peeing as soon as he came home? Well, I guess you can put two and two together there.
His mom did not ground Joe, or make him do extra chores. I guess she decided Mother Nature and Joe’s shitty idea were punishment enough.