Thursday, August 25, 2005

True stories of Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator's youth

Once when I was younger, I really wanted to climb on the roof of our house. Don't ask me why, that's just something that a kid has to do sometimes. So I got my parents to let me go up to clean out the gutters. I cleared them out and sprayed them down and when I started to climb down, I slipped.

We had a two story house and the fall probably would have either killed me or made my life very miserable, except I got my leg caught in the ladder on the way down. The ladder then caught itself under one railing of the porch and over the railing on the other side. Caught up in the ladder, I hit some bushes, some very itchy bushes I might add, and hung upside down just a couple feet off the ground.

My mom and my sister managed to rush outside and hoist me down from my predicament. I was completely in a daze, but otherwise unhurt. I didn't know what else to do and so I sat on the couch shaking.

My father then started assaulting me with one terrible joke after another. All about ladders and falling off ladders and ladders falling or breaking.

Several minutes into this and I looked at him and said "Hey, I almost became a Ladder Day Saint."

My dad smiled back at me and said "You're all right."


Karnov said...

"Several minutes into this and I looked at him and said "Hey, I almost became a Ladder Day Saint.""


j00|{z said...

Keep climbin' those ladders!

bellringr said...


Jean-Luc Picard said...

'Ladders' hear more of those ladder stories.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Jen Luc, your comments really lifted my spirits.

This is a true story, too. Maybe you can see where I get a bit of my sense of humor from.

flu said...

Lettuce hear a tomato mishap story next.

November Rain said...

lol a true story ? well you climb up on roofs you will fall sooner or ladder

as a result some get a thrill and want to become dare devils others just become phoebic

which are you? the first or the ladder?