With me, this is a subject that could go on and on. I do a lot of really stupid things. A lot of those come due to rushing to do something or maybe being overly nervous or in this case too excited.
If you did not know, I just had total knee replacement surgery on my right knee. The rehab has been quite the task; and after nearly 3 months of all the stretches and exercises, it was time to test it on the golf course. Sure, I had hit a few range balls with nothing bigger than a 7 iron, (Dr.’s orders), but now it was time to get out the big dog and see where I was in my recovery. The whole reason for getting the knew knee was to play more golf with a lot less pain. So I was out early before my 9 hole tee time, got ready, warmed up nicely on the range and putting green; and teed it up on the 1st hole to stripe it right down the middle. Wow, what a great feeling! I pared the first hole, and played ok! Sure, there were lots of bogies and double bogies, but I sure felt good playing again. Finally, on the 9th and final hole for my round, I looked down only to see I had put on two different shoes! As soon as I noticed it, so did the 3 guys they paired me with that day. On my left foot was a tennis shoe, on the right a golf shoe. At least they were both white…ish. I was so excited to go play, I didn’t even notice I had put my tennis show back on, instead of my golf shoe. Embarrassing, right?!? Quite frankly, I didn’t care. I was playing the game I loved again. The game I gave up 3 months and an old knee just to play again.
So yes, we all do embarrassing things from time to time; but don’t let it overwhelm you. Instead, have a good laugh about it and know the only thing that was damaged; was your ego. Trust me, your ego can take it. As I always tell my co-workers…it’s just radio…nobody is going to lose a leg. It’s not like we’re surgeons, but I’m sure glad my doctor and his team made sure they don’t make the same mistakes that I do.