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It seemed like a good idea at the time…

Mom and Granny were busy with something and it was HOT outside. There was no pool to play in, the slip and slide had offered it last slide ages ago, and we just wanted to cool off a little. We found something that our young brains thought would work just fine. Put it on a slope, add a little water from the spigot by the garden and voila! A redneck waterslide!
Turns out it was NOT a good idea, the ugly scar on my knee reminds me nearly every day that corrugated tin sheets do not a good water slide make.

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15 comments for “It seemed like a good idea at the time…

  1. July 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Corrugated tin sheets for a slide. Yikes!!! One does not have to be a redneck to do a silly thing like that. We all did stupid things when we were kids. Nice take on the prompt.

  2. July 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Ouch! It could have been much worse. 🙂 Nice one.

  3. July 28, 2012 at 1:43 am

    NOT so much fun on a HOT day after all. Sorry about that.

  4. rochellewisoff
    July 28, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Tough lesson learned and good story written.

  5. July 28, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I remember that event – all too well! Great take on the pic!

  6. July 28, 2012 at 3:18 am

    duh it made a great slide you just wanted attention… good idea bad execution…

    • July 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      you are right, it did make a good slide for a while, clearly it was too good to last 🙂

  7. July 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Ah yes, fond(?) memories of childhood flashes of genius, or what seemed like genius at the time! Why, I could tell you stories….but I’ll spare you. Nice lead-in describing the situation without letting us figure out ahead of time where the story would end up!

    • July 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      the memories now, 30 odd years later are very fond 🙂

  8. July 28, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I liked the emphasis of HOT and NOT ha. How many people have scars like this I wonder? Childhood ideas gone very wrong.

    Brian (http://pinionpost.com/2012/07/27/sugartooth/)

  9. July 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    OMG! My knees are still hurting. While I’m sure the HOT TIN was the object, I also have images of sliced limbs. OUCH!!

    • July 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      oh there was definitely also a big cut on my knee… we had to weigh the amount of trouble we were going to be in with how bad the cut was and would it take more than a bandaid to repair.. telling mom and granny won out when we couldn’t get the bleeding to stop 🙂

  10. July 28, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Ouch and I feel there could be a burned bottom or two somewhere in here unless the water really did a good job of cooling down the metal!! I like “a redneck waterslide.”

  11. July 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Sounds rather painful. Nice story!

  12. July 30, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Ouch! Reminds me of the silly things we did as children. Nice story!