Last week I was walking to a meeting. It has been rainy out here, so everything was wet. I was walking up a hill and saw a banana peel right in the middle of the sidewalk. I thought to myself, "Well, there's a cliche if I ever saw one. I can just see someone stepping on that and, zip, right down the hill they go."
While walking back from a very frustrating meeting, I stepped on something slippery. ZIP! I almost went down the hill. I had stepped right on that banana peel, and somehow I avoided disaster. (I think my incredible good looks saved me. Or was it my massive intellect? Maybe my humility.)
If my back is bad now, can you imagine how bad it would have been if I had hit the deck?