Some years ago at a churchy-baptist-summery-youth camp, outside in a large field where around 40 of us were just goofing off, I made the mistake of deciding to play with a boomerang that was there for us to use. I liked boomerangs and was pretty good at throwing the ones I had at home. Now, it probably goes without saying that this one was not an authentic boomerang. It was neither made of wood, nor should it have been around a bunch of kids. This particular craptastic toy was pressed somewhere for .05 cents a unit. It was a very flimsy, too light, neon orange death spinner. It had an edge that would’ve given the best ginsu knife penis envy.
So I threw it, expecting it to act the exact same way as my heavier, wooden ones at home. It didn’t. It flew much too high, then swooped down from the top of its flight… straight across another kid’s face and the bridge of his nose. It bled horribly and they ended up calling an ambulance to take the kid to get stitches. I don’t even know how many that kid needed. But I didn’t have the luxury of leaving the next day. This happened halfway through the first week of a two week camp. So, instead of finding the kid later and apologizing, I avoided him at all costs. A glance at him offered me nothing but a pit in my stomach and a quick turn in the other direction. That worked until he came up to me during the last day. He yelled at me, threatened me, and used profanity I’m still impressed with.. and I just sat there and took it because I deserved it for not doing anything to help the situation.
So what about you? Any good stories you feel like sharing?