Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dangerous Neoprene

Okay, this story is just too funny for me not to relate. And I have promised not to give the details of which friend I am referencing. That being said, let me tell the story:

A friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) (and who has lost a significant amount of weight recently) said to me today, "I almost called you at 11:30 and asked you to come over and help me, with your eyes closed." Well, that certainly conjures up some interesting ideas, doesn't it? She goes on to explain that she and her husband are planning on getting recertified to dive so they can go on a diving trip in mid-December, so she decided to try on her wetsuit, which was previously too small for her to get into.

Well, after 7 minutes, she had it on up to her knees (at that point, I would've given up, I think, but she's much more persistent than I am). A few more minutes and it was up to her hips. She said at about the 25 minute mark, she had just gotten her arms through and rolled the shoulders over. At that point, she realized that she had gotten rather warm, the suit being made of unbreathable neoprene, and her having exerted an awful lot. So, now she has on a too-small wetsuit, which has now glued itself to her body. Oh, did I mention that she'd decided to not put on her swimsuit, but just to try it on in nothing but her panties?

Oh, but this is not the point at which she considered calling me for help. She managed to get it off her shoulders, and partly rolled down her upper arms. At which point it got stuck. So, now she can't move her upper arms, just her lower arms. THAT is when she thought about calling me. Instead, she found a backscratcher & was able to insert the handle strategically, create an airpocket, and slowly extract herself from the offending wetsuit.

Even she finds this whole thing wildly amusing. I can just picture her, flailing around, with her arms stuck to the side of her body, brandishing a backscratcher & hen trying to decide if she can dial for help without being able to see the numbers on her phone.


chris johnson said...

I just gotta say....she's so busted. And I'm just NOT saying anything else here since it's a public space. She can expect an email.

Mel said...

Really.....I oughtn't laugh, the poor thing.

Not kindly, but if we can't laugh at ourselves and the silly positions we place ourselves into, we're takin' life wayyyyyyy too seriously.

But about that wetsuit... better her than me! LOLOL

Dalovely Damanda said...

Ok, I don't know who this is about....and I apologize for laughing since I don't know her...but this is hysterical! Really funny!

Anne said...

Hi, Latharia! Thank you for recognizing a funny story to share and give us all a laugh, while also protecting your friend's identity. Gave me a nice chuckle, for sure! :-)