slip 'n slide.

one time our uncle ron, or someone, bought a slip 'n slide for a birthday party. having no understanding of physics, i thought i could just sit on the thing and go. i got on it, and inched forward. i was waiting for it to propel me forward, the way things happen on a regular slide. "you have to run and fall down on it," someone told me. i took that person's advice, but still, i couldn't slide all the way down the damn thing the way those white boys did on the commercial. if i remember correctly, no one could - the farthest each person could go was maybe five, ten feet. the adults speculated as to why it wasn't working. "maybe it needs to be on a hill," "maybe we need more water," "maybe the lawn isn't smooth enough." maybe the thing was a piece of crap.

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