My Run-ins With Possums

Inspired by @nashvillekvetch
  1. From ages 15-21 I worked at a small locally owned amusement park up in the hills in Upstate NY. I worked in the ice cream stand, the kitchen and usually worked closing shifts because I had my own car.
  2. When I was 16 I ran over a possum and I had never seen one before and was incredibly naive about this and naive about knowing that they're literally all over the area I live in.
  3. A smartass that I worked with told me that they were endangered.
  4. So I called the local nature preserve crying explaining what I had done. And they were like whatever you and everyone else around here that drives and night and doesn't want to swerve off the hills avoiding those skinny tailed fuckers.
  5. And I felt a little better.