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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

I Was A Dumb Kid (4)

Monday, February 15, 2010

When I was a teenager and in college, I went with my parents and a girl I sought to impress to a lake in New Mexico. The drive from Denver took us over Wolf Creek Pass.

At the top of the pass, I made the decision (from behind the wheel of the girl's dad's car, mind you) that coasting down in neutral would be a good way to save gas. So into neutral the car went, and I rode the brakes all the way down the pass's 10,000 feet.

The burning smell at the bottom was unmistakable.

I was a dumb kid.

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posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 11:15 AM

1 Comments:

Thanks for sharing. It brings back memories. These weren't all the same kid (you) right? You borrowed some of the stories from your dumb gang, right? If not, how DID you survive? It would test my faith in Natural Selection. Have you bred? Just kidding. Thanks again. With all those life lessons, you must be smart today. David Mc
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9:46 AM  

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