All I ever wanted
was for Juli Baker to leave me alone.
It all began in the summer of 1957,
before the start of second grade.
Here we are.
- What do you guys think?
I like this place.
Uh, what color is my room?
Just you wait.
Let's see what's inside.
Hey, come on, buddy Bryce.
Why don't, uh, you and I
go help unload the van...
...and the womenfolk here
can get in the kitchen and start setting up.
For me, it was the beginning
of what would be...
...more than half a decade of
strategic avoidance and social discomfort.
- Hi, I'm Juli Baker.
- Hey, hey, what are you doing?
Don't you want some help?
No. There's some
valuable things in there.
- How about this one?
- No, no, no.
Run home. Your mother's
probably wondering where you are.
Oh, no, my mom knows where I am.
She said it's fine.
It didn't take long to realize
this girl could not take a hint.
- It's crowded in here with three people.
- I don't mind.
Of any kind.
- You wanna push this one together?
Bryce, isn't it time for you
to go help your mother?
I mean, nothing would stop her.
I was about to tell her to get lost
when the weirdest thing happened.
I couldn't believe it.
There I was holding hands
with this strange girl.
- How did I get into this mess?
- I see you've met my son.
Finally, I did the only manly
thing available when you're 7 years old.
However, my troubles were far from over.
The minute I walked
into Miss Yelson's classroom...
Bryce? You're here.
...it was clear:
School would not be a sanctuary.
Hey, Bryce, where's your girlfriend?
I was branded for life.
why don't you ask her to marry you?
Bryce and Juli sitting in a tree
My first year in town was a disaster.
Look at them.
And the next three weren't much better.
But finally, in the sixth grade,
I took action.
I hatched the plan.
Sherry, wait up.
Hi, Bryce. Heh.
I was wondering if you wanted to go...
To full appreciate
the brilliance of this plan...
...you have to understand
that Juli hated Sherry Stalls...
...though I never understood why.
Sherry was nice, friendly
and she had a lot of hair.
At first, my mother wouldn't let me
get my ears pierced, but I begged...
The idea was that Sherry
would eat with me...
...maybe we'd walk around together,
and hopefully Juli would lose interest.
But I still can't get the hoops till I'm 16.
Oh, that's a shame.
So Melanie wanted to get her ears pierced,
but of course her mother said no.
So she threw a fit and smashed
her Johnny Mathis Greatest Hits album...
...and she got grounded, so now she can't
come to my pajama sleepover party.
Things were unfolding quite nicely.
What are you doing
for your science project?
That is, until my supposed
best friend, Garrett Einbinder...
...took an interest in Sherry himself.
I was thinking of showing how split ends
react with different hair conditioners.
Loyalty gave way to desire
and Garrett, the turncoat...
...told Sherry what I was up to.
She didn't take it well.
Word got back to Juli, and pretty soon
she started up with the goo-goo eyes again.
Only this time it was worse.
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