If I’m going down, Clancy told himself, I’m going down fighting; to the very end. Will he has to fight? One way to find out join us on the ride here in ep. 009 of Clancy’s journey
Well not quite, Clancy was not about to miss this opportunity to at least test the water again.
You wouldn’t happen to have a Cafenol on you?
Are you okay? Debbie asked.
I'm alright Clancy replied only that...
that what? Said Debbie
It "pains" me so much not having you in my corner. The pun not missed on either of the other two who burst out laughing. I'm in your corner Clancy I've always been, it's you who either couldn't see it or was too chicken to grasp it.
So we're on the same page then... so good to know.
Speaking of knowing, said Debbie, I have some news you need to know, I have this proposal for you from club Jamaica… they want you to join their entertainment team on the Friday nights happy hour.
No, huh huh. I can't do that no. All of a sudden everybody is popping out of the woodwork with offers and proposals I can't deal with that now.
Does that mean that you will deal with it later? Debbie asked.
I can help you if you want, she continued.
How are you going to do that? Clancy inquired.
I could manage things for you, said Debbie; be your manager I mean.
I don't know man, I don't know. Said Clancy.
Who are these everybody? Debbie asked after a brief pause... you said everybody is popping out of the woodwork...
The clubs said Clancy... the major league clubs have been calling, with offers and proposals.
But that's good. It's a good place to be Clancy, having choice and all, it's just up to you to make the right choice.
The one that is best for you.
I need to think and I definitely cannot think clearly now, I'll see you later, Clancy said as he reached over, took Debbie's hand and place a soft kiss on the backside of her hand.
Debbie pulled him to her, threw her arm around his neck and kissed him right back. Only this was smack on the lips.
I'm here for you if you need to talk she said.
Night Debbie, Devon, see you man. With that they parted company for the night.
That night Clancy's mother was next to chime in on Clancy's latest dilemma. She had noticed the concerned look on her son's face.
She was more than happy for knowing that her son has become so well sought after, however she was not bubbling over with delight and she loose no time in letting Clancy know that.
I'm sending you to school to get an education... a proper education so you may be able to get a regular job like regular people who earned their keeps in a real and regular world.
She then went on to lecture him on how an athlete's life is a very short and tiresome one... don't depend on your muscles, use your brain she said, and the "singing/Entertaining" bit... even worse, all it offers is drugs, illicit sex and money... tainted money.
Clancy did not see it that way but he knows better than to argue with his mom, he ain't gonna win.
There's no doubt that Janet Johnson loves her son and wants what is best for him. However, she'd much rather him to be focused on self-empowerment in the form of an elite education, that's the first priority she constantly remind him, and if all else fails then get a marketable skill.
Using his father as an example, she pointed out that he, though not a very educated man has managed to secure himself a good job at Alcan as a millwright
That's it for today folks, hope you enjoyed it if not tell us why with a comment in the space provided below and we'll do our best to address the issue(s) Share with a friend if you do like what you've found here and join us tomorrow for the continuation of the story in EP. 010. Here are some extras for you from; today in history. Not the only things that happened on this day but we hope these will be of interest to you as they are to us:
1813 - The U.S. invasion of Canada was halted at Stony Creek, Ontario.
1971 - "The Ed Sullivan Show" aired for the last time. It was canceled after 23 years on the air. Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests on show.
2002- Pres. Bush proposes a new cabinet department: The Department of Homeland Security.