06 Nov Narrowly Escaped
I was pulled off on the shoulder, muttering under my breath, watching the lights spin in the rearview mirror; when suddenly the cop came running up to my window threw my driver’s license at me and told me to slow it down. I couple seconds later he was peeling rubber as I appreciated the irony of him telling me to slow it down. A stupid grin spread across my face as I realized I had narrowly escaped a speeding ticket.
On a hot August day, sweating like crazy and grumbling, I pushed the lawnmower straight into a tree and it died. At first I thought my ears must be playing a trick on me as I still heard the buzzing sound. I glanced up in time to see I had disturbed a hornet’s nest three branches up and the swarm was gathering its militia for a counter attack. I fled the scene knowing I was beat and realized that had the mower not died, I would surely have been the comedic relief of my neighbors as I stopped, dropped, and rolled; trying to beat off stinging bees.
Last February we were trapped inside by a snow storm and we decided to test our culinary skills on a new recipe. Slaving in the kitchen, I was relegated to the menial tasks of chopping and dicing. While pouting in my mind about my under-utilized talents a baby tomato attempted its own escape from my blade and went rolling across the counter. Having fielded many grounders in my youth, I dropped everything to stop the getaway. This of course included the knife which I watched spin three times on the counter, the last rotation sending it over the edge toward my toes. As the knife fell in slow motion I pitied my poor innocent toes who were clueless about the tragedy about to befall them. I tried to yell at them to get out of the way, but suddenly the knife plunged into the hardwood floor sticking straight up, rocking back and forth, just a couple millimeters from my big toe. Dodged another bullet; lucky chump.
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