Ok so the other day I went to the spectrum (it’s a strip mall) and I was all decked out in my punk ass clothes. I was wearing a misfits shirt, black ripped skinny jeans, converse covered in band logos, and a leather jacket right? So three interesting things happened because of this:
1: I held the door open for a horde of people and waited for the very last person to go through before I went in and a younger mom said “that was very kind AND punk of you” with a little giggle and I said thank you
2: A little boy asked me if I was a vampire, I said “no, I only look that way” and smiled and he said “are you sure?” So I let him see the lack of fangs. It was really cute.
3:I got into a conversation at Barnes and nobles with a nice old woman about what CD she should get her grandson for his 15th birthday. She told me all about him and how he likes movies a lot and that one of his favorites is the crow. We talked about movies for a while and I made her laugh. Eventually I recommended to buy him a black flag cd. Before she paid and left she told me “thank you for helping me, you put a smile on my face. I’m very happy you don’t think you have to be mean to be punk rock” then she pinched my cheek and left.
The moral of the story is exactly that, being kind and polite is VERY punk rock. You should always be kind and respectful towards people you haven’t been able to get to know yet.
BEING A DICK DOES NOT MAKE YOU PUNK ROCK, IT JUST MAKES YOU A DICK.