Surrounded by 12-yr-olds…
What do you do when they’ve got you pinned down in the woods when there’s no way out?
Everyone has their own strategy.
Do you wait for reinforcements?…boring & ineffective. Do you pull a “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid”?..might hurt a bit. Do you wonder, “Why did I sign up for this? & Why am I paying for this?”
It’s kinda like courage…you don’t really know how much you have in the tank until it’s time to use it.
How did you get into this predicament?
If you’re anything like me (a dude in his 50’s that runs with his teenage son to see if he still can), you probably want to spend some extra quality time with your family. This is the most precious and limited commodity of all.
Maybe some Rep with Discount Family Fun came by your office & filled you with visions of glories past, told you how paintball is great exercise and how you’d be so good at it…all believable and true.
Well, no matter the reason. If you find yourself hunkered down in this situation, I recommend…go for it! Cut your losses. Charge for the next fort or bunker or very wide tree, shooting from the hip and screaming like a banshee. You’ll probably get splattered from all angles from the cackling 12-yr-olds, but isn’t that the idea?
It’s like life…there’s no glory from the couch. Whatever happens, you’ll undoubtedly gain the respect of some wide-eyed kids as they watch you stumble through the woods with your Barry Sanders moves and geriatric Rambo tactics.
Ahh…memories…and bruises. Now, that’s my idea of quality family time.
- See you at the field.