— Begin quote from “Harv”
I was skateboarding before it was cool. Back in the late 60’s, they had metal wheels. The next tires were soft gummy stuff that had better traction, but picked up annoying bits of gravel …
Anyway, we had just moved to a house in town on a steep hill. I decided to try it out and took my board. I noted there were a couple girls about my age on the corner watching, so I decided to impress them.
Zig zagging downhill, I immediately attained a momentum beyond my control. The only hope for recovery was to slam the board into the curb and take off running to dismount. The neighbors yard was near, so I made a flying dismount. Racing at top speed, when my feet slipped and flat on my back I went skidding on the grass. I was soaking wet as I got up and there was a horrific smell. The septic system had run over. I learned more about their septic system in 5 seconds than anyone should ever have to.
As I slunk home, my journey was accompanied by female laughter.
— End quote
which brings to mind when I was but a lad and not wanting to offend the girl walking toward me by letting farts , I decided to run past her so I could let it out alone but the first step even up with her and the farts kept coming with each step I took they got louder ,, I never looked back I just kept on running .