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“Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting” Dave Barry

Man can I relate to Dave on this one! Years ago, I was invited to go fishing with my friend Cindy and her Dad. I’d never been before and frankly I was worried about it. Why?

A. I don’t eat fish.

B. I tossed and turned all night about having to put a worm on the hook.

C. My fear of looking foolish and cowardly.

Usually my fears are worse than the actual event. But in this case, the actual event was worse. When I found out that the worm had to be applied on the hook as one hangs curtains on a rod, I was mortified. There was NO way I was doing that even if it meant that I was a coward! Thankfully Cindy’s Dad, upon seeing the shade of green my face was beginning to turn, put the worm on the hook for me. I did catch a Sunfish that day but declined the dinner invitation that evening. I’ve never gone fishing since.

What have you been on the hook for? How did you handle it?

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