Just because someone tells you to jump off a pier into deep blue, breathtakingly clear, cold water doesn’t mean you have to. But if it’s your boyfriend it does mean you have to try. Impressing him will always be a goal of mine after all.
In this particular scenario my goal was very hard to reach because there were people watching around us, pretending to be doing something else. The most menacing of them all was a 6 year old girl known as (in my mind) The Bully.
She was there for all of Jack’s super high jumps, watching in amazement as he front flipped into the water. Then I came a long with my beer and my nerves, and she had just about enough…