The Runaround?

A man walked into a hurdle… again and again. If he had jumped over it instead, like his Track & Field coach had instructed, this never would have happened. (The coach had also instructed him to sprint, but, alas, the man could barely wander without assistance.) “We should have seen this coming,” a teammate muttered, suddenly remembering that they had, a thousand times before in practice. “I just don’t understand,” another one added. “He came so highly recommended by our opponents.” “Look on the bright side,” the coach said, sighing wistfully as he watched the man begin to ride the hurdle like a toy pony. “At least he’s not competing in the javelin throw anymore…”

© 2014 Tony Vicory.

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