Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Scars. Or, Why K-Mart Is A Death Trap

Over on YA Highway they're asking: What's the story of your best scar?


                     


Wrong Scar. I do have the overwhelming urge to watch The Lion King, though.


Let's talk about mechanical horses, shall we?


My best scar is a little inch-long nothing right underneath my chin. My mother (who has been witness to the majority of my boneheaded ideas) is probably the only one who even remembers that I have it.


I was young. Probably four or five? My mom, aunt, six-year-old cousin and I were about to do a little shopping at K-Mart when my cousin decided that she wanted to ride the mechanical horse outside the store. You know the rides I'm talking about. It's usually a train or a horse; you pop in a quarter and your kid gets to take the slowest gallop of their lives.


        


Well, I just had to ride with her. I climbed up there on the horse behind her and promptly slid off, hitting the cold concrete chin-first. I blame it on the fact that I was probably wearing corduroy pants. No traction on those things.


One visit to the doctor and a butterfly bandage later, I was good as new.


My best emotional scar is a subject for another post. Or three years of therapy.

7 comments:

Kaitlin Ward said...

Oh those mechanical horses. They always looked so fun and then were so...lame.

Abby Stevens said...

SCAR! Now I have the strongest urge to sing, "Be Prepared." And I remember riding those horses more times than I could count as a kid, although I haven't seen any in a long time?

Rachel Searles said...

Those horses are death traps! Or maybe I'm just bitter because I never got to ride them...

Tracey Neithercott said...

"I blame it on the fact that I was probably wearing corduroy pants. No traction on those things." Ha ha. And, yeah, looking back I can't imagine why they seemed so fun. The horse went at an annoyingly slow pace and was probably coated in God knows what bacteria.

Kate Hart said...

I was picturing mechanical bull from your comment, so I was kind of relieved to find out you meant the kids' toy. I can't imagine what kind of scars the other would leave. O_O

KO: The Insect Collector said...

LOL! Corduroy pants! How have we failed to notice this dangerous combination before?

Alison Miller said...

Kmart's the devil. My son has a similar story, but he slipped and has a huge battle scar on his chin from a toilet collision - the horse story is way better. :)

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