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I remember when Garrett came
over and we were really bored
so I came up with the idea
we should roller-skate on my treadmill.
My skates were on the rubber.
I was ready. He turned up the
speed. One mile, two, five, eight miles.
I was holding to the handrail and cruising
at fourteen miles per hour.
When finally he turned it up to fifteen
miles per hour. And that is when
my legs gave out. I slammed
against the rubber. Then bam
I hit the wall. I was stuck
there with the hot rubber
burning my arm and ripping my shirt.
I saw Garrett laying on the ground
laughing so hard. I yelled
at him Get Up! And then he finally got up but he
didn't know how to shut it off. I yelled
PRESS THE RED BUTTON.
and then he shut it off. Finally I was able to get up
and there was a huge red mark on my arm.
I am never doing that again.