When I was in the fifth grade I met this kid named Alan on my soccer team. We were on our way to becoming the best of friends, so I went over to his house for a visit. His family lived way out in South Congaree and house was down a sandy dirt road and surrounded by woods. While I was there I commented on the remoteness of the location and asked Alan if they had any wildlife in the area. With total deadpan Alan stated that they occasionally saw some wild boars. I didn't question this, as I suspect I didn't want to seem like too much of a city slicker from Springdale.
Later that day, Alan's mom asked us to run an errand for her. She needed us to ride Alan's and his brother's bikes over to the neighbor's house to get a couple pieces of poster paper. (I have no recollection why.) Being in the boondocks, the neighbor lived the equivalent of about four blocks away....down a sandy dirt road. This was the kind of sand in which riding a bike is almost impossible. It's like riding in the deep soft beach sand at the edge of the dunes. Plus I was forced to ride Alan's little brother's bike, which was far too small for me.
Anyway, after getting the poster paper we had to try to ride home in the sand with giant paper sails in our hands. They didn't help. Suddenly a HUGE BROWN PIG wandered into the road in front of us. I didn't know that this was simply a hog owned by one of their rural neighbors, Leroy, and it had just accidentally escaped it's pen. Alan seized the opportunity, and yelled "Watch out! It's a wild boar!" I turned that bike around and pedaled like Lance Armstrong while screaming like and banshee all the way back to Alan's house in record time. When Alan eventually caught up with me he was laughing hysterically. He eventually stopped laughing enough to admitted that it wasn't a boar and then he continued laughing at me. I did not find it funny. We went inside to give the poster paper to his mom (I was apparently too scared to think of dropping it) where I was looking forward to her reprimanding Alan for his cruel joke. However, after hearing about the incident she looked sympathetically at me and then laughed too. Then I laughed and fell in love with the Greens. I've loved them ever since.