The Magnificent Toy Gun Essay

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I walked in and took a left, taking my usual walking course around the aisles. I started at the model cars of Dodge Vipers and Lamborghini's. Took a right at the outdoor toys section, golf sets, Frisbees, baseball bats, and footballs, glancing and imagining what I could do with them. Not quite impressed, I walked down the aisle, slowly, waiting for something to catch my eye. Surely there is something in this heavenly toy store for a six year old boy to go madly insane over. I took another right perusing around and behold, my head had not fully swiveled before I saw the most magnificent and glorious toy. In an essay written by Anwar Accawi entitled The Telephone, the author dismally and sadly states, “I am still looking for that better life”. This quote so perfectly contrasts the way I felt because I was reacting as if I just found what Accawi was still looking for, that better life. I stood in front of this beautiful toy and admired the orange and blue tiger stripped fresh paint. This magnificent toy gun was bright with colors that stood out like a sore thumb, perfect for the imaginative warfare I conjure in my mind. It had a full stock, complete with a permanently attached clip that I tried for a few minutes to remove. I picked up this beast of a machine gun still attached to this god-awful, awkwardly rigid box. It felt so restrained; I needed to let it out. Squeezing the trigger produced images of cops and robbers dancing in my mind as I listened to the chirping sound of the repetitive, “click, click, click”.
My mom quickly caught up with me as I was holding this machine gun over my head in anticipation of showing my friends there was a new Sheriff in town. My younger sister trailing behind my mom with the usual Barbie in hand couldn't understand my joy. I made it clear, “Cops and robbers, duh, I'll be taking out everyone in our neighborhood with this jackhammer of authority.” My mom had a concerned look on her face. They didn't understand, so I began to plead with my mom. I told her this would be my last toy for a long time. Seeing past my bogus argument and having pity, she gave in and let me have my prized possession. For the next twenty minutes or so, I strutted around the store with my gun strapped securely to a giant display box. The cashier gladly took my new toy and put it into a bag bigger...

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