Welcome to the first of my many blogs to come. Today's topic is the things that happened in my childhood. I'd like to think that I was a pretty good kid, other than the occasionally folly, and my parents can agree. That doesn't mean that I always made the best decisions though, and we're going to talk about one of my more, unfortunate ones.
I used to live in Georgia, when I was around 8 or 9, and I shared a room with my brother. We had this epic wooden bunk bed that I would constantly climb on. I slept on the top bunk, so when my brother was out of the room, I would lay on his bed to annoy him. The ladder to get up and down he ladder were attached to the bed-frame itself and the spaces between each steps were pretty wide. One day I decided that the space was wide enough for me to fit my entire body through, so I started squeezing my leg into the space between the ladder. Even though My leg clearly wasn't fitting in the tiny spaced, I still tried to squeeze in there because frankly, I had a scarce amount of brain cells. Once I finally realized my leg couldn't possibly fit, I tried to pull it leg out and realized I was stuck. I was so scared to tell my parents, I ended up just standing there on one leg, the other stuck, for about 10 minutes waiting for my brother to come back in the room.
My dad came to check up on me and saw what I had done to myself. He was so mad, but he also wanted to get me out, so he took butter, oil, any lubricant he could to try and wiggle my leg out of the ladder spaces. Unfortunately, none of this was working and my mom had to call the police department who sent firefighters to my house. They tried to pry me out as well, but to no avail. At this point, I had been standing on my left leg for at least 30 minutes, so my mom brought a chair in my room so I could sit down. I remember hearing some of hearing firefighters calling another station and asking them to bring something. Little did I know that 'something' was a chainsaw. The firefighters ended up having to cut the bed ladder off around my leg so I could get out. The vibrations were so intense that in felt like my whole body was vibrating, but painfully. It's hard to explain, I suppose you have to live it to get it.
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