Well, folks, today marks the end of the first week of the September 19 Somethin’ Challenge. Are you playing along?
Today’s question is:
Did you ever get hurt trying to imitate someone else? What happened?
Nope, I never once got hurt trying to imitate someone else. When we were growing up, we played games where the purpose of the game was to hurt each other, but we were not trying to imitate anyone.
In our neighborhood, every sport was full contact. No matter what we called it, it was dangerous. We always turned whatever the game was supposed to be into a game that could be called "kill the guy with the ball". There were no rules. You just kill whoever has the ball. No goal line, no boundaries, no first downs, just kill, kill, kill.
We rode our bikes without helmets; we climbed trees and we dug holes. We had fun, but not trying to imitate anyone.