Matt Solazzo (James’s former school aid)

James and I have been friends for some time now, but I still remember my first day with him. He brought 15 dollars for school lunch, which seemed like a lot, and told me he was supposed to spend it all. He had the biggest, best meal of his life. The next day I found out that money was supposed to last the entire week. I had to tell his parents we blew it on one meal, but that he ate very well. Luckily, they laughed. So my friendship with James began with him putting one over on me.