February 1, 2011

So...

Did you hear the one about the old middle age guy who went out to get the newspaper?  He slid down the driveway like an Austrian ski jumper going for Olympic Gold. He managed to grab the newspaper as he slid by and finally came to a stop in the street. He was still on his feet, the slide culminating in a textbook ice skate stop (though only wearing some smooth-soled Asics).

Then the dumb old jerk could not get back up the ice covered incline of that same drive.

He finally walked over and crunched his way back to the front door by walking in the grass.

Smarter than your average bear, eh BooBoo?

6 comments:

Otter said...

Mother HB would be so proud of you.....

Erica said...

Please don't hate me for saying this, I cannot stop laughing. I'm so sorry. It's just that, something about pratfalls...they slay me. I hope your tush isn't too sore.

Joe said...

I thought it was funny too -- but I never left my feet. I slid like a pro.

Rita said...

And Mrs. Joe couldn't have captured all that on video???? Now THAT would have gone viral.

Otter said...

...and "old" is correct....

Rita said...

I was thinking about this story as I was gingerly making my way to the mailbox today, first time since Monday.

I was thinking walking on the "grass" would give me more traction than the driveway. Ummmm, not so much.

I almost did one of those flip on your back side things, but flapping my arms like a bird did the trick and I managed to stay upright. My arms probably hit a gust of wind for the aerodynamic thingy.

I made it there and back taking 2 inch baby steps all the way, the icy layer is so thick you could not even see my tracks.

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