A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Back from the Water Pump

My little host brothers and sisters are unflappable! They are unable to be flapped! I just walked by with buckets of water filled to the brim in each hand. I'm talking heavy buckets too. And the ball they were playing soccer with fell on the other side of the fence, the side of the fence where I was walking. I could of gone one of two ways: 1) Put the buckets down, bend over, pick the ball up and throw it back 2) Kick the ball with or without putting the buckets down. I guess I could of just ignored the ball and kept walking too but that would just make me a jerk.

Let me just say that I did not let fear or weary arms stop me from greatness. Which option do you think the greats in history would have chosen? Do you think Neil Armstrong would have stopped and put the buckets down? What about Sally Ride or Yuri Gagarin? Do you think any astronaut would have bent over to pick the ball up? I don't think so, he or she would have done what they needed to do for glory. So I stopped and concentrated for a fraction of a second. I had to account for the ball's dynamics which mind you is no normal ball. It is hand crafted out of plastic bags, in this instance primarily Shoprite bags which tend to be springier than say Pick n Pay or Spar bags. There was a ferocious wind but I was not alarmed, instead a sort of calm washed over me. I executed, threading the ball through a gap in the fence while simultaneously holding both buckets without spilling a drop. Not a drop I tell you! I would have raised my hands in the air as a show of victory but I figured it is better to play it down as if I could pull it off each time. Also I was carrying those buckets. It was one of those moments in life where you wish someone were there to see it and acknowledge how incredible it was. Only there were like 6 people there and they didn't even care! You guys care right? It happened. Anybody...

This was taken a long time ago but I think it shows the general reaction to the

above mentioned event pretty well. It also shows the general reaction to most things I do.

Socks and Underwear: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Back from the Water Pump

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Back from the Water Pump

My little host brothers and sisters are unflappable! They are unable to be flapped! I just walked by with buckets of water filled to the brim in each hand. I'm talking heavy buckets too. And the ball they were playing soccer with fell on the other side of the fence, the side of the fence where I was walking. I could of gone one of two ways: 1) Put the buckets down, bend over, pick the ball up and throw it back 2) Kick the ball with or without putting the buckets down. I guess I could of just ignored the ball and kept walking too but that would just make me a jerk.

Let me just say that I did not let fear or weary arms stop me from greatness. Which option do you think the greats in history would have chosen? Do you think Neil Armstrong would have stopped and put the buckets down? What about Sally Ride or Yuri Gagarin? Do you think any astronaut would have bent over to pick the ball up? I don't think so, he or she would have done what they needed to do for glory. So I stopped and concentrated for a fraction of a second. I had to account for the ball's dynamics which mind you is no normal ball. It is hand crafted out of plastic bags, in this instance primarily Shoprite bags which tend to be springier than say Pick n Pay or Spar bags. There was a ferocious wind but I was not alarmed, instead a sort of calm washed over me. I executed, threading the ball through a gap in the fence while simultaneously holding both buckets without spilling a drop. Not a drop I tell you! I would have raised my hands in the air as a show of victory but I figured it is better to play it down as if I could pull it off each time. Also I was carrying those buckets. It was one of those moments in life where you wish someone were there to see it and acknowledge how incredible it was. Only there were like 6 people there and they didn't even care! You guys care right? It happened. Anybody...

This was taken a long time ago but I think it shows the general reaction to the

above mentioned event pretty well. It also shows the general reaction to most things I do.

3 Comments:

Blogger presco said...

All those years of soccer have payed off!

November 6, 2010 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Noah Prescott said...

Truly, it was all leading up to that moment. I knew I could rely on family, thanks for the support.

November 6, 2010 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

I would have cheered! Also, this picture in this context made me giggle.

December 18, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

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