2007-07-29

1098. Climbing Higher

Greased pole —
Dirt from my pocket
helps my reach.

8 comments:

Masago said...

1098. Climbing Higher

Greased pole -
Dirt from my pocket
helps my reach.

Link with 1097: Contesting.

[When I was kid a local strip mall had a mini-fair with a few small rides and some fast-food booths. In the middle of the parking lot they put up telephone pole. They then slathered it with grease and nailed a $100 bill to the top and challenged folks to try climb up and get it. Of course, it was amusing to see grown men get not much further than a few feet. When I finally got a chance, I got higher than the others simply because I was lighter. But then I reached back and took out a handful of dirt I had put in my pocket earlier. This helped me get up quite a ways. But it was not enough to get to the top as I eventually ran out of steam and dirt. One of the following kids, though, was able to take advantage of my dirt and he got to the top!]

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nice :)

John McDonald said...

enterprising
john

Alok said...

:)) smiling thru as u completed ur adventure ..

alok

polona said...

clever - but not enough.
i like :)

Masago said...

Andrew: Thanks.

John: I was starting young, I suppose. ;-)

Alok: :-) Thanks.

Polona: Yeah, I know. Happens these days sometimes. You create something that others succeed with. But it doesn't hurt my feelings. :-)

Pamela said...

a great picture into your igenuity

Masago said...

Pamela: You are so kind.