“I can always tell which is the front end of a horse, but beyond that, my art is not above ordinary.”
A new horror! I go to the gym everyday and there’s a girl who works the front counter there. Since we see a lot of each other we’ve struck up a sort of friendship: I tell her the dramatic goings on of a police department, she tells me the ridiculous tales of a gym. The other day she asked me how far off the wedding was and when I told her, “Next week,” she got a dark look on her face and said, “Stay away from horses.”
“Why?” I asked intrigued.
“My family keeps horses and I’ve ridden all my life. So I was out riding a couple of weeks before my wedding and when I was taking off its tack when I was done it kicked me in the head.”
My jaw dropped.
“I was in a coma for three months,” she continued, “and had to do months of physical therapy when I woke up. We got married after all that, though.”
Completely at a loss for what to say to that (“Crikey?” “Good on ‘ya?” “Congratulations on being currently upright?”) I just mumbled, “Wow…” She waved me off to the weight room cheerfully, “I’m sure that won’t happen to you! See you tomorrow!”
7 thoughts on “Trojan Horse”
ummm………I’ll add that to the top 10 reasons not to make friends with the gym receptionist. #5) Regaling one with horrifying stories of near-death and destruction at fragile moments.
I am going to assume that this does not happen very often and that I know exactly who you are talking about. Crazy Crazy story. When i heard the story though the timing was a bit better.
Wow is about all I could say too! That is too crazy!!!
Nice picture of a horse to go along with the story- it made me laugh.
… That was about the coolest story I’ve ever heard. It’s like one of those moments where you go, “wait… really? REALLY? Naw. It can’t be. …..Really?”
Well that’s a note of confidence. Don’t worry – I will keep you safe!
I’d suggest avoiding donkeys they can be real asses.
Wow this is just asking for something clever and witty to respond with and I’ve got nothing. J. would be thoroughly disappointed.