Sunday, April 16, 2006

lying with the hedges

i remember when i was a kid, i used to like looking at the neatly trimmed hedges along roads. they were always so flat and dense at the top that i liked to imagine running on top of them. however, these thoughts always stayed confined to my imagination. a test using my hand with a little bit of pressure on the top of a hedge quickly revealed that there was no way the bushes could come close to supporting a person's weight.

unfortunately, this fact was not obvious to our cousin jeff. one evening while were are alongside a rather healthly looking hedge, he took it upon himself to perform the same experiment i had conducted a long time ago as a kid. however, rather than using using his hand, as i had done, jeff decided to test the weight bearing capability of the hedge with his entire body. with a little leap from the sidewalk, jeff attempted to lay prostrate on top of the hedge. the result was surprising to only jeff. he ended up stuck halfway down the hedge and had to roll off the hedge back onto the sidewalk. all i could do was laugh.


Blogger Bruce said...

If you can lay on a bed of nails... i dont see why you cant lay down on a hedge..

5/16/2006 9:17 AM  

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