And now….the exciting conclusion to last week’s story, Two More Laps
I remember that each time a new face would come out to greet me, I would shout out an important declaration – “TWO MORE LAPS!” Apparently the accountant in me felt the need to express the solution in terms of a precise numerical declaration. I’m not sure how long I had been walking when 5 or 6 wet bodies came out to get me with the purpose of tossing me into the pool. Likely they felt a drenching was what was needed for sobering me up.
I was so drunk that I was scared. I tried to look as sober and straight faced as I could to the wet one of the group who had a reputation for being level-headed. That was a guy named Ricky. The guys had all had me lifted and were making our way to the pool. “Ricky – I don’t know if I can get out.” I’m certain Ricky had a few to drink, just as everyone else in the group, but my statement had the desired sobering effect because Ricky immediately got in front of the group and said, “hey guys, this might not be such a good idea. Let’s leave Rob alone out here, let him keep walking.” There were some moans and groans but they trusted Ricky’s judgment and set me down. Continue reading