Sunday / June 03 / 2012
Why you should buy the big red ball
There you are… innocently strolling through the aisles of the store when suddenly, like a best friend pinching your thigh during the scariest part of a movie, you see it. Your eyes reflect the glory of a thousand stars and your inner giddiness is d y i n g to find a way out.
You are wide-eyed with excitement, riotously clapping your hands, all the while marching so briskly in place it appears you may pee your pants.
THAT kind of excited. Pretty much the only thing missing are the cries of, “Mommy!!! Mommy!!! Mommy!!! Can we GET this!?? PLEEEEEEEEEASE!???”
Standing before you is a mammoth display of glorious bouncy balls. Not those little tiny ones you can send over the roof with just one bounce. Those big, brightly colored ones you can barely put your arms around. Your eyes take in the green ones, purple ones, marbled ones, and… Oh. My. Gosh.
My friends, this kind of excited is typically only seen in children. And why? Well, quite simply because we’ve all [thick with sarcasm]: properly trained ourselves to be grown-ups. “Adults”.
Who made up these rules? And aren’t we the “adults” now? I say — get giddy! Let your Freak Flag fly, baybee!
Buy yourself one of those big bouncy balls. Treat yourself. And don’t get a purple one or a fancy marbled one. Get a solid, fire engine red one. It will ignite your soul. HINT: your thinking here should be along the lines of how a bull thinks.
Find a comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed or embarrassed (yeah, sure — right there in the store will work fine!) and see what Big Red can do.
How high does it bounce? Pretty high, I bet.
How far can you throw it? Not very, I’m guessing.
Will you sit or lie on it first? I’d lay a wager on a full belly roll with a daring try at balancing (but without letting any body parts touch the ground or any other object, person, or thing!)
So… why? Well, in part because it’s:
- BOLD and daring.
- Exhaustingly hilarious.
Lose control. Just for a moment. I dare you. It’ll be the best $4.99 you spend this week.
I’m looking forward to hearing what you’d add to the “WHY?” list… (please leave your comment below in “Leave a Reply”)