When I was young, but not so young that I didn’t know better, but, still, decades ago, I backed my mom’s beloved Chevy Suburban through the garage door.
It may not be the most embarrassing thing I’ve done in my life, but it is the one that I can think of right now.
It was not a good day. The electric garage door was mid-open when, in a hurry, I backed through it, wedging the door against the top of the car and the garage ceiling, mangling the door opener gears that were still grinding away, and bending the track. I had crushed things so tightly together that I could not back out or in without destroying the frame of the garage or taking the top of the Suburban clean off.
It took the better part of an afternoon to peel everything apart.
It was not inexpensive.
Amazingly … amazingly, then and amazingly, today … my parents didn’t get mad. Well, not mad on the outside anyway. Accidents happen, they figured, and no one got hurt.
(If you knew my parents, you would know that this was not their usual reaction to such things.)Embed from Getty Images
This brings me to the Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis who has spent many embarrassing moments lately not hitting a baseball in front of thousands of fans who expect more from a highly paid professional athlete. Continue reading