1. I knew it was risky behavior.
  2. I knew I should take precautions.
  3. I thought I was invincible.
  4. I was careless. There, I admitted it.
  5. Then I carried the recycling into the garage, while wearing just socks on my feet.
  6. I did not see the puddle. It was invisible. Dark. Lurking. Waiting to get my sock wet.
  7. Cold wet sock. That's what life handed me. Sadly, I deserved it.
  8. Kids, let this be a lesson to you. Put on some boots. Sure it takes a minute or two, but the sadness that you prevent will be life changing.
  9. Now please excuse me, while I hang my stockings by the chimney with care.