Local teenager Tim Johnson was spotted vaping in the Hargreaves Mall yesterday afternoon in a bold move to prove his coolness to his peers.
“I just wanted to show everyone that I’m not just some nerdy kid,” said Johnson, “I’m part of the in-crowd now.”
However, vaping in the mall did not have the desired effect as it only attracted disapproving glances from mall-goers.
Maude Floyd said, “The mall smells like strawberries and chocolate. Either that or Willy Wonka opened a factory at one of the empty shops.”
“If I were their parents, I would punish them by making them vape them all until they’re empty,” said one parent.
“I didn’t expect everyone to be so judgmental,” said Johnson. “I thought they would all be impressed and want to be my friend.”
Despite the adverse reaction, Johnson is determined to continue vaping publicly to prove his coolness. “I’ll show them,” he said. “I’ll vape in Guf, the library, everywhere, and be the coolest kid in town.”