Stupid Story #1
I guess for no particular reason I will reveal the dumbest thing I have ever done (aside, perhaps, from revealing the dumbest thing…). My only defense is that I was probably about 10 years old. But on the other hand I should have had more common sense by that age.
A neighbor kid and I decided that he would tie a rope to his bike, and I would run along behind it, holding the rope. It’s like we had the basic idea right, but we forgot that it would only work if I was on wheels too.
You know how in the movies someone will be holding on to a rope attached to something running or flying or driving away, and instead of sensibly letting go they hang on tight, with a series of hilarious injuries resulting as you yell at the TV for them to just let go? Well, not a lot of people know this, but every instance of that in the last 20 or so years or so is a direct reference to this episode from my life.
So I ended up with stitches and a cool scar on my hip, as well as a story my friends and family can remind me of if I ever act like I’m smarter than they are.
Now, if you’re really good, sometime soon I’ll relate the “steamed vegetables” story.