Hello again skateboard connoisseurs! This week's gripe is all too common for us older skateboarders. The older you get, the more you're going to hear this kind of stuff, so prepare yourself. If you happen to be unfortunate enough to break your arm, leg, ankle, or are even rocking a slight limp you're going to hear this question, “What happened to you?” You'll probably reply with, “I took a spill (or slam) on my skateboard.” If you're as old, as I am, the next thing you will hear is, “You still skateboard?”
Unfortunately, I never got a memo that said there was an age limit to have fun, so yes, I still skateboard. What the hell makes these people believe they know what's best for me? For those of you reading this, watch out for these kind of people, they will probably look something like this:
For arguments sake, if you tripped over a crack on your Sunday morning walk with the dogs and broke your arm, and I told you to stop walking, you would think I was insane. So for those of you out there that think you know “best”, stop telling me that I should stop skating because of some small accident. You can do anything and get hurt, shit happens. Even Grandma knitting your Christmas sweater can get just as hurt as I can on my skateboard, so take that wisdom of yours and shove it where the sun don't shine, because I don't want to hear it!!