Since I’ve arrived in town people have been asking me a lot of the standard getting to know you questions. Having moved around so much I’ve gotten my life story down to a two line synopsis. However, a new question (asked almost daily) has been thrown into the mix.
Do you ski?
The first time someone asked me this I gave an off the cuff answer of “No, I’m too accident prone to ski. I trip over air.”
I then assured them I was being entirely serious.
They laughed some more.
I smiled, but wanted to say:
“I’ve been here just three weeks and in that time I’ve thrown out my back, my knee has made close friends with the ice, and now have a sprained rotator cuff from lifting museum artifacts. So no sir, I do not ski.”
I’m thinking about buying real estate near the hospital. Either that, or purchasing a hoveround as soon as possible.