There are two boys down the street who get out in the evenings and place with a ball. Sometimes it's a large beach ball, and other times it's a soccer ball. Either way, one of them will do his best to kick it out into the street so the other one will have to go into the street to get it. In other words, they like to see the cars stop for them. It gives them a moment of control on other people. That's a boy for you.