Ralphie's Friends Daring Poor Schwartz to Lick a Frozen Pole
Remember when you were a kid and your friends used to dare you to do stupid stuff . . . and then you did it, no questions asked? That's exactly what happens to poor Schwartz when he gets his tongue stuck to a frozen pole in the middle of Winter. It doesn't help that all of his friends leave him outside in the cold ("The bell rang!"), but having the entire fire department come over to melt your tongue off a pole is a pretty cool story to tell, right?