I have written about my Things to Do Before I Die List™ before. There are romantic places, some innocuous things like camping, and even looking at fossilized bones. I have a weird personality.
But there are some things I have done that I will never, EVER do again. Frankly, I’m amazed I had the courage (or stupidity) to attempt some of them.
#1– Go scuba diving.
I went once when I was 16 or so with my cousins, and it was amazing. I really enjoyed it. Fast forward to my honeymoon. I tried putting on the mask, and claustrophobia set in. I just can’t do it. It’s sad, because Hubby and our friend The Nomstress and her hubby love to go scuba diving. I guess I’ll just be content sitting on the beach, drinking a daiquiri and being waited on by Paolo.
#2– Dive in a shark cage.
I was not drunk. I was a guinea pig. My uncle wanted to do it, and none of my cousins (cowards) would go into the cage with him. My only thought was, “I’ll show them who’s brave…”, and in I went. The whole experience lasted maybe five minutes. In retrospect, I was not as aware of the danger as I should have been. I was in an area of Puerto Rico where once you go ankle deep in the water, you are an active member of the food chain.
Chalk that one up in the “Stupid Tricks” column.
#3– Dance contest.
And yet, alcohol was not involved. I was asked to be the designated driver for a group of managers who were in town for a district meeting. Being the only one familiar with the DFW area, it made sense for me to drive. Well, my manager friends decided to go to a club downtown, to a club that specialized in dance contests. It was like a sing-along bar, only dancing, not singing. And we all had to participate. The song? Madonna’s Vogue. Did I know what “Vogueing” was?? Nope. But I did win a free soda for being the only sober person dancing. That one goes under “courage”.
Believe me, there are many more. The list is pretty long.
And people wonder why I live a boring life 😉
March 10th, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Aggie one of my things is bungy jumping. I would never have gone, but when your junior high students pay for you and challenge you to do it well sense leaves and you go for it. I have a fear of heights which made it all the more interesting.
March 10th, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Trust me, you can skip the camping.
March 10th, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Aggie, I’ll be posting my own list of things I’ve done that I’ll never do again. Great idea! You have me beat, though. I’ve never gone into a shark cage, and there’s no way on God’s green earth I would get into one, and no amount of money or threats could get me to change my mind. No way, no how. So, I applaud your bravery.
March 10th, 2012 at 5:09 PM
[…] Leave a Comment Aggie Sith over at Sithy Things posted a list of things she’ll never do again. Reading her post inspired me to make my own list. Without further ado, here are a few things […]
March 10th, 2012 at 7:19 PM
You don’t live a boring life…you’re merely resting from those crazy things. Good Lord, woman! Shark cage????!!!!!
March 10th, 2012 at 9:07 PM
Good lord. Shark cage? Brrr.
I’ve been wanting badly to try the swimming with whale sharks thing down in Isla Mujeres but I’m almost positive I’m going to be to terrified to do it. And they are not even dangerous.
And I find the idea of scuba diving appealing but again, I think the actual point where I go under the water in a little mask with the whole of the ocean and its inhabitants around me is going to be a full on stop.
I think Pablo is gonna have a lot of business. 🙂
March 11th, 2012 at 5:33 AM
Scuba diving for sure. I can’t clear my ears, hurt like the dickens, but I have no problem flying at all.
March 11th, 2012 at 10:35 AM
I will never rock climb (again) as the last time really didn’t turn out all that well. 🙂
Never place your trust in the 11-year old who says, “Oh it’s easy, just follow me”!