When you were a kid, did you ever try sit on a beach ball in the water?
I used to try to fool my friends in the deep end of the pool. I’d push that ball down as hard as I could with my arms and then slowly put one leg at a time over the top, until finally, I had a floating chair.
Then I’d call out, Hey look at me, I’m standing!
Inevitably, as soon as they’d look my way, I’d lose my balance and the ball would come flying up into the air with the force of a giant splash. I would fall under the water and everyone would laugh. My cover completely blown. I’d rise from the water like a drowned rat, my pride damaged.
I still try to sit on beach balls sometimes.
I caught myself doing it recently. When asked how I was doing, I responded with …