You'll Never Believe Me But...

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A WKNC storytelling podcast where each guest tells one real and one fake story to the station's resident storytelling fanatic, Cutter. read less

Mad Stallions and Gator Gates
Jul 12 2021
Mad Stallions and Gator Gates
You’ll Never Believe Me But… is a lighthearted storytelling podcast about what’s real, what’s fake, and what’s funny. Guests come on and tell two stories, one real one fake, and laugh and joke about it with host Cutter as they enjoy storytelling while he tries to figure out which story is the real one.EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:Provided by Otter.aiCutter  0:00  Good morning, good afternoon and good evening everyone. My name is Cutter though you may know me as three beers in a coat on air on HD one and welcome to this episode of, You'll never believe me, But.You'll never believe me, but is a storytelling podcast being produced here at WKNC about lying to me. Every episode I have a guest on and they tell me two stories, one real and one fake, and I have to decide which is real between them. For those of you that are new here, or for those of you that need a quick refresher, I'm gonna run down the three rules we have here, before we get into today's episode. Rule number one, your story should not do significant damage to anyone else or their character. We're not trying to be outwardly mean to anyone other than ourselves. Rule number two, if someone else is featured in your story, you must either have their permission to say their name or use a fake name for them. You agreed to come on the show and tell these stories but unless they agreed to have these stories told just use a fake name. And rule number three, and this is the easiest one all story should start with. You'll never believe me but and then a brief synopsis before starting the story just so we all know what we're getting into. And is a nice little nod to the show's title. So with all that housekeeping stuff out of the way, let's go ahead and get into today's episode. Today's guest is Stacy, a family friend of mine, someone I've known since I was days old and an all around killer lady Stacy, how are you doing today?Stacy  1:24  Well cutter I'm great. And I appreciate the very kind of intro there my friend.Cutter  1:28  Well, it's all true. You are killer. And you have known me since I was days old. Stacy  1:33  Yeah, basically, yes. About three or four days probably.Cutter  1:36  Amazing. Because that's when one of my closest friends your son, one of my closest friends we're four days apart. And that's kind of how we got to know each other him and I and then through that we've just been very close family friends ever since. Stacy  1:49  Absolutely. Cutter  1:50  So we've been on vacations we've gone places we've done a lot. And I have gotten to see truly the depth and breadth of your character, which is why I'm so excited to have you on the show Stacy  1:58  Or scared. Cutter  1:58  Yes, I think both is totally fair. Because I know you pretty well, I'd conjecture and Stacy  2:05  I would say so. Cutter  2:06  I knew a lot of my guests that came on but not as well as I think I know you just because of the quantity of time we spent together which is why I'm excited for you to tell me your stories. Stacy  2:15  Well now we're gonna see if you really do know me or if you just think you know me.Cutter  2:19  That is a great point. Now your stories have a bit of an interesting backstory to them.Stacy  2:24  Yeah.Cutter  2:25  It would have been I I want to say two weeks ago.Stacy  2:28  Two weeks ago, Saturday. Cutter  2:29  You, you came over your family came over to hang out with my family. We're pals like that. We're chums and you came in limping. You've got and this is still true, you've got a cast on your forearm that goes up and over your wrist. Stacy  2:31  Yeah.Cutter  2:36  and your, is it your right leg? Stacy  2:46  Oh, it's my right leg.Cutter  2:47  and your right leg, I I would I think best describe it as a purple tie dye disaster.Stacy  2:54  I think you're kind Cutter  2:55  I think well okay, how would you describe it? Stacy  2:58  Oh my god, it's it looks like an alien has landed on my leg and exploded and purple and bruised gruesomeness it's it's it's very bad. Cutter  3:07  It is gnarly.Stacy  3:08  It, it's bad.Cutter  3:09  And so, and so you came in with this major injury that you would already told the rest of my family about because I had missed an event of some kind. Because I was out of town. And you came in and you were very secretive about it. Stacy  3:21  I was and quite honestly, I'm impressed that no one told you what happened to me. So we have we have definitely kept it under wraps on purpose. So I'm very excited to see what happens today.Cutter  3:32  Yes, I'm very excited. And so yes, this is the main focus of this episode is your crazy injury that has been I mean, it's been what three weeks since you injured yourself?Stacy  3:44  It's been two weeks and I would say that this this big glob on my leg which is officially you know, I know this is medical info but I'm clearly given the clearance to share. It's a hematoma. I don't know if you are familiar with what a hematoma is.Cutter  3:57  Sounds familiar. Stacy  3:58  So essentially, you know, something has happened and now there's hemorrhaging going on. We've got you know, not hemorrhaging that means I'm gonna die, thankfully, and I'm been clear that I'm not throwing any clots, but there's some serious, serious hemorrhaging that has occurred, which is, you know, resulted in about, I don't know, a six inch wide and four inch three to four inch tall blob that has grown on my leg Cutter  4:24  From here and we're sitting probably like six, seven feet apart. Stacy  4:28  Yeah. Cutter  4:28  From here it looks like you have a half a tennis ball taped to the top of your thigh.Stacy  4:33  Well yeah. Which is a little better because I would have called it at least probably grapefruit to cantaloupe size so we're where you know you're doing better things are getting better.Cutter  4:42  Oh my goodness. It's a shame that that is better though I'm glad you are getting better. Hey, if you're hemorrhaging on the inside, that's where the blood's supposed to be.Stacy  4:49  I know, I did learn though that you know, as as one medical professional told me throughout this, you know, your body's designed, I guess unless you hit an artery. Cutter  4:59  Sure. Stacy  4:59  Not to bleed out.Cutter  5:01  yeah, yeah, it's crazy. Stacy  5:02  So uh, there you go. Cutter  5:03  Yeah, tactical redundancy. That's amazing. I'm very excited again. Yes, my family has kept this secret, secret from me. And I haven't asked because I didn't want to ruin the sanctity of this experience getting to hear these stories for the first time. But I think honestly, they would have been more angry at me for even trying to get them to tell me honestly. Stacy  5:22  Okay, good. They're good people. I'll keep them. Cutter  5:23  They are. I'm glad I don't have a choice. I'm glad that you feel that way. Well, you know how the show works. If you have any last minute questions, comments or concerns, please let me know now. Otherwise, I think it's a great time we've we've hyped up your injury enough. I'm very excited just to get into your stories.Stacy  5:43  All right, I think I'm good to go. So I'm going to give you a little a little preview I've got I've got my two stories, and I'll share in a minute, they both do dovetail at some point into you know, kind of final result and treatment. So they will you know.Cutter  5:57  Amazing. Stacy  5:57  I will tell I think where I'm going to go is I'm going to tell all the way through.Cutter  6:01  Sure. Stacy  6:01  And the second story I'll let you know when we're kind of picking up on that final closure piece where I you know, end up Cutter  6:08  Interesting. Stacy  6:08  Seeking some medical help. Cutter  6:10  Fascinating. What a new novel little structure. I'm very excited. All right, well, take it away.Stacy  6:17  All right. You will never believe me but I hearken back to my I'll say my own college days and my my my youthfulness when I used to do a lot of work on a farm. Cutter  6:30  Okay. Stacy  6:31  Yeah. So in this farm work that I have recently rediscovered Cutter  6:36  Interesting. Stacy  6:36  I have injured myself in the way that we described earlier. That is what caused me to walk away with this like supersized hematoma and a broken arm.Cutter  6:45  So it's broken broken?Stacy  6:46  Oh, yes it's broken, broken. Cutter  6:47  I did not know that.Stacy  6:47  Straight up so Cutter  6:48  Wow amazing. I mean not amazing, clearly. But again, we just want to reiterate. You are okay. Stacy  6:53  I am okay. Cutter  6:54  You're seeking medical help. You're progressing back to fully healthy. Stacy  6:57  Yes. Cutter  6:58  I feel the need to throw that note in. But please, yes, rediscovered farm work.Stacy  7:02  So those that know me really well tend to not equate me with dirty work and outside you probably think of me more with cute purses and good hair. And you know.Cutter  7:12  your hair is a great pride of yours.Stacy  7:14  Right, exactly. So when I'm telling you that I'm you know, I've been hanging out in a farm in my recent,Cutter  7:19  Fascinating. Stacy  7:20  You know, looking for fun things to do, history. You might not, you might not believe that. But I have a friend who has a horse farm in Central North Carolina. Cutter  7:29  Nice. Stacy  7:29  So she's got a lot of horses. It's not like five to 10 it's like, more than 20 Cutter  7:34  Oh, wow. That's a lot.Stacy  7:35  It's a lot. It's a lot. So from time to time, I will go out of town and I will give her a hand and help her on her horse farm. Cutter  7:43  Amazing. Stacy  7:43  So a few weeks ago, I found myself doing just that one thing. Unfortunately, I found myself doing this one thing at like 10 o'clock at night in the dark. Cutter  7:54  Oh. Stacy  7:55  Yeah. Which isn't really what I had bargained for, but it's just kind of the way it came about with the situation that she was in Cutter  8:01  Sure, sure. Stacy  8:01  So I find myself you know, walking out to her barn and I go to flip the light switch on because she's got a huge barn that probably has 10 stalls either side they've got sliding doors, they're big heavy wooden doors with great big wooden wrought iron bars. That you know that, you can open some of them up so horse can stick their head out Cutter  8:20  Sure, sure. Stacy  8:21  So pretty standard if you've grown up anywhere, you know near a ranch or a farm with a standard barn Cutter  8:25  Right.Stacy  8:26  So got a wash room in there, a feed room in there, you can park equipment in there so it's pretty good size. So I find myself at 10 o'clock at night in the in the middle of nowhere, now mind you this is not in town. It's not close to anything in town. Cutter  8:40  What is the nearest city? Where are we in central North Carolina?Stacy  8:44  We're kind of outside of Pinehurst.Cutter  8:49  That's a bit of a ways.Stacy  8:49  You're in horse and golf country out there. Cutter  8:51  Sure. Sure. Stacy  8:52  So I find myself lending her hand at 10 o'clock at night. And I'm out in the barn and there's an alley or a hallway in between the two sections of stalls on either side. And it's lit it's really nice barn so it's nice so I know where the light switches but I'm looking for the light switch. Cutter  9:07  Sure. Sure. Stacy  9:08  No lights coming on. Cutter  9:09  Oh, okay.Stacy  9:10  No light. So now I'm thinking and I've got, I didn't tell you the best part. Most of her horses are out in pastures Cutter  9:16  Sure. Stacy  9:17  But she's got two stallions.Cutter  9:18  Oh, okay. Stacy  9:20  So two stallions that are clearly if your stallion you're ungelded. So you know, you are a potential daddy horse who has much interest in all the lady horses out and about right? Cutter  9:31  Sure. Sure.Stacy  9:31  Right. So there's a reason you're in the stall so that you're not out, browsing around and getting into trouble. Cutter  9:35  Sure. Stacy  9:36  Often stallions can be a little feisty. Cutter  9:39  Sure, sure. Stacy  9:40  Be a little feisty, especially if they've been in their stall for a little while. Cutter  9:43  I wonder where this is going? Where it's gonna take you?Stacy  9:45  They've been in their stall, been in their stall a little while. So I go, you know, walking down the hall, the hall in the dark, and I need to water these two stallions and I need to feed them...Cutter  9:56  Sure. Stacy  9:56  because they have not eaten and they're really not happy because they really should have eaten hours before, but my friend is in a situation where she wasn't able to do that. So here I go. Now I know them. I know these horsesCutter  10:08  Sure.Stacy  10:09  They know me. But I'm normally not walking down the hallway between the stalls with my handy dandy Apple phone flashlight on because I'm pretty sure I just told you it is dark in there, right?Cutter  10:21  Yes, you did.Stacy  10:22  Right. So now they're freaking out because they don't understand the light, but I need some light. So they are kicking, they're, ones in one stall on this side of the hall ones in one stall on that side of hall. Cutter  10:32  Sure. Stacy  10:32  And there's kicking and there is is all kinds of activity. Cutter  10:36  Sure. Stacy  10:36  And I realized that my friends setup currently does not allow me to just take a hose really and just stick it through the bars to fill the water bucket in one of the stalls. Cutter  10:47  Sure. Stacy  10:48  As I assess the situation, I realize I'm going to have to open the stall door in the dark with my tiny Apple flashlight and a really mad stallion.Cutter  10:56  Oh, yeah,Stacy  10:56  Yeah, yeah Cutter  11:00  And this can only go well.Stacy  11:02  and I am going to have to slide the door open. Cutter  11:03  Sure. Stacy  11:03  And then I'm gonna have to go in and grab the like five gallon bucket. Cutter  11:04  OkayStacy  11:05  and fill it and bring it back. Cutter  11:07  Oh, wow, quite the event. Stacy  11:08  Right so I'm really not happy at this point. Because really, what I'm wanting to do is grab the dang hose and just pour the water in and move on. Cutter  11:14  Sure. Stacy  11:15  So I take the lazy route, and I start with the food because I can pour through that, that through the bars and I'm Cutter  11:20  Amazing. Stacy  11:20  I'm thinking, Okay, I'm gonna feed you, I'll pet you on the head. You know me, it's gonna be alright. Okay, so I do that. And he, you know, starts eating munch, munch, munch Well, one of them I get done completely. They're totally happy. But I got this other one . Totally not happy. Cutter  11:35  Sure. Stacy  11:35  Totally not happy. So get him fed. He's going and the next thing I know, I'm like, Alright, I gotta go in there and get the water bucket. So these doors are really heavy. They're solid wood. Cutter  11:46  Okay, wow yeah. Stacy  11:47  Okay, and they've got all these, like wrought iron bars at the top. Cutter  11:50  Wow. Stacy  11:51  So I have slid the door open just enough, you know, really to let me in? Cutter  11:57  Sure. Stacy  11:57  And I'm kind of in the stall enough to grab in the corner this big five Gallon White Bucket that's currently empty. Right. Right. You feel me? Cutter  12:05  Yeah. Stacy  12:06  And I take my left hand and lean my right hand on the stone lean and the grab it and I start pulling the bucket. And now my friend the horse. Super unhappy with what I'm doing. Kicking, fighting feet everywhere. And the next thing I know he has somehow lodged his foot into the opposite side of the sliding door. And he is slammingCutter  12:27  Oh no Stacy  12:28  the door,Cutter  12:29  No, no, Stacy  12:29  shut with me in it. Cutter  12:32  That's not good.Stacy  12:33  Yeah, no, it's not cool. Because as it happens, and I have my hand up like this. I feel a crack yeah. So the crack is now you know, beautifully covered in purple. Cutter  12:47  Lovely lavender cast. Stacy  12:48  I have lovely lavender, you know, form fitting cast. Cutter  12:53  Beautiful. Stacy  12:53  Yeah. So then I'm realizing that I'm stuck. So I gotta figure out how to get out and I have really mad horse all in my face. Cutter  13:02  Right. Stacy  13:02  So somehow I finally just, you know, do, I muster up whatever adrenaline fueled fire I have going within me and I just jerk myself out of the door. Cutter  13:15  Wow. Stacy  13:16  And slam it shut. Cutter  13:17  Nice. So Problem solved. Stacy  13:19  Well, one would think except suddenly, there's like a grand explosion on my leg. Cutter  13:25  Oh.Stacy  13:26  yeah. Apparently come to find out the whole impact of the door,Cutter  13:32  Yeah.Stacy  13:32  slamming my leg,Cutter  13:34  Okay. Stacy  13:35  Yeah, it can you believe it at damaged like a lot of vessels? Cutter  13:38  Sure that tracks. Yeah, yeah.Stacy  13:40  It sure did, it sure did. So problem is, you know, it's 10 o'clock at night,Cutter  13:45  Yes.Stacy  13:45  Yeah, right. So I'm really not feeling the leg too badly at that point, right. It's not great. Cutter  13:50  No. Stacy  13:50  I'm more worried about the fact that I felt my arm crunch and it's hurting, like,Cutter  13:54  Sure. Stacy  13:55  A lot. Cutter  13:55  Sure. Sure. Haha. Stacy  13:57  And so I'm realizing I need medical care. Because this, I can't do this. And my friend has a medical thing going on with herself. And I can't rely on her to help me. Cutter  14:08  Right. Right. Stacy  14:11  Yeah, and I'm not at home. Cutter  14:13  Uh huh. Stacy  14:14  And no one else is there.Cutter  14:16  Uh huh. And you're in the middle of nowhere, North Carolina, at a barn that you do not own. And you've just been, you just have the door slammed on you by a mad horse. And now you have a broken arm? Mad leg? Stacy  14:30  Mm hmm. Cutter  14:32  That is quite the conundrum.Stacy  14:34  Yeah. So what does any good Texan who also happened to go to an agriculture on engineering school for undergraduate do.Cutter  14:43  I would imagine make a splint with what you can find around. Stacy  14:46  She puts herself in her own pickup truck and takes her to urgent, takes herself to urgent care 12 miles away.Cutter  14:51  Yeah, that tracks too, amazing. Okay, yeah, of course. Of course.Stacy  14:58  Yeah. Yeah. So I go to the urgent care I walk my little happy self in, and they take me in. And they realize that you know, pretty quickly because I didn't really describe my arm. But yeah, it was very obvious that there was a break because there was a section of my wrist that was not where it should be. Cutter  15:18  Ah, yes, that will do it.Stacy  15:21  But you know, when you're getting pinned and adore by a really mad horse, who has with all of his force, taken his back foot and slammed the door shut on you.Cutter  15:30  It does, it does start to cause problems I would imagine,Stacy  15:32  Kinda to be expected. So, you know, everybody's all up in arms because Haha, no pun intended. They're looking at my arm. Cutter  15:39  Sure. Stacy  15:39  And you know, meanwhile, I'm kinda sitting down there going, you know, my leg stings like I mean, it got slammed, it hurts. Cutter  15:47  Yeah.Stacy  15:47  I'm pretty pretty, have a pretty high pain tolerance. Cutter  15:50  Sure. Stacy  15:50  So I was, you know, it was there. I knew it. Cutter  15:55  Right. Stacy  15:55  But as we are getting to seriously take me down and X ray my arm.Cutter  15:59  Oh, yeah. Stacy  16:00  Yeah, I'm like, wait a minute. I think my right leg feels like it's on fire. Like, it feels like flames are creeping up my leg. And at this point, I'm considering just cutting my leg off because it might feel better than having it attached to me. Cutter  16:15  Wow. Okay, so terrible pain. Stacy  16:17  Really bad, burning, burning pain. Cutter  16:20  Jeez, okay. Stacy  16:21  Yeah. And I'm beginning to see underneath my blue jeans. This lovely lump forming.Cutter  16:28  Of course, of course. Stacy  16:29  Yeah. So you know, middle of the night, middle of nowhere, urgent care, taking myself 10 miles over there. You know, now my adrenaline's wearing off, and I'm going, Oh, what is? What is this? So when the doctor comes back into the room to take me for the X ray, right, she, I'm like, I can't walk to your extra room. She goes, What do you mean? I'm like, I I am in a lot of pain and I literally cannot walk. Cutter  16:53  Yeah, hurts too bad. Stacy  16:54  She's like, what is that on your leg? The ever rising lump? And I'm like, well, we should look at it. Cutter  16:59  Yes.Stacy  17:00  Yeah. And we did. Yeah, no blood, everything self contained. Oh, but there's bloodCutter  17:06  In the lump. Stacy  17:07  And it's really growing. When you have like a 65 year old urgent care nurse or doctor look at you and she loses all color in her face. Cutter  17:16  That's not a good sign. Stacy  17:18  Right? And she asked me how did you get here? I said I drove and she said how'd you get in here? I'm like I walked and she goes we need to get you into a wheelchair right now you need to sit and we're going to X ray your leg and we're going to X ray your armCutter  17:32  Amazing, Of course jeez.Stacy  17:35  At the moment, I didn't realize that what she's thinking is that I have either broken my femur or or not severed but impacted that artery in some way so it's the artery Cutter  17:47  Yeah, that's real bad. Stacy  17:48  That is bleeding which would have been way bad. So now even me last to panic is starting to go, Oh maybe this is pretty serious. Cutter  17:57  Yeah, maybe this is bad. Stacy  17:58  Maybe this is really not good. So get my x rays done and now the pain it's really I mean it is coming on. It's like labor pains in waves and my leg, I've forgotten about my wrist. Let's just talk about the fact my legs on frickin fire and I want to cut it off. Cutter  18:12  Right we're away from the broken wrist.Stacy  18:14  Yeah, so doctor in panicked, I have no color left my face anymore tells me that or asks me politely, I would like to transfer you to the local emergency room and I would like to call an ambulance for you. Cutter  18:28  Wow. Yeah, that's serious. I mean.Stacy  18:33  So now, I went from being like, alright, it's just a sting or two to Oh, man. Cutter  18:38  This is real bad. Stacy  18:39  Yeah, I'm gonna kill me a horse when we're done with this. No, and and they're telling me like don't eat anything. Don't drink anything. When was the last time because I'm, in my head. I'm going Oh, man now they're telling me that I'm gonna have to have surgery because they're wanting to knock me out. And so I realize I can't get back in my own truck. I can't walk that far. So my only option is to have the ambulance called. So here comes a local ambulance. But I have to say I was so thrilled it was an all female crew.Cutter  19:13  Nice.Stacy  19:14  In a brand new ambulance. I mean, have something ridiculously stupid like this mad stallion slam you in a door I mean, if you're gonna have to go to the ER in an ambulance, brand new ambulance first person to ride in it.Cutter  19:27  That's a first person to ride in the ambulanceStacy  19:29  Straight up. smelled like a new car. You know? Pretty awesome. I did have a very badass all female crew, I loved them. They were great. They understood when I liked them and said, Look, I have a high pain tolerance, but we're gonna chop my leg off right now. Getting into that structure was not gonna be a fun time. Cutter  19:46  Yeah, no, I imagine Stacy  19:48  But they let me you know, claw the hell out of their shirts while they lifted me up and dropped me into the stretcher and then carted me off to the hospital. Cutter  19:57  Wow. So you make it to the ER, still in the middle of nowhere?Stacy  20:01  Make it to the ER, still in the middle of nowhere. Now we got doctors coming in looking at me and they're all like, Can you feel it when I touch your foot and I'm thinking what the hell? I just thought that, you know I had a raspberry now the raspberry is turned into a cantaloupe and my leg is on fire. Cutter  20:19  Sure, yes. Stacy  20:20  So, long story short to kind of wrap the way it resolved. For all the craziness on the front end. It's fairly anticlimactic because they get the x rays back. They're like, yeah, your your arm is straight up broken. You broke it at the wrist. Cutter  20:35  Totally. Stacy  20:36  And then they look at my leg x rays, and there's no break. Cutter  20:39  Great. Stacy  20:39  Which is good Cutter  20:40  Success, Stacy  20:41  Which is good, because my alternative would have been to go to local hospital straight to the trauma OR and have my femur fixed. Cutter  20:48  Eww, that sounds horrifying. Stacy  20:50  The last thing I wanted was to break my femur because what I do know about that is it is no fun coming back from that. So they were like, well, let's just we just want to observe you for a couple of hours and make sure you know you keep good blood flow to your toes and stuff that everything looks like it's sealing off.Cutter  21:07  Sure makes sense. Stacy  21:08  So it's pretty crazy. Because about three hours later, you know, they checked on me periodically about three hours later, the doctor comes in, and my leg totally didn't hurt anymore. No pain meds. Cutter  21:17  Wow. Stacy  21:18  No, nothing. I'm like, how do I go from raging pain for the person that has high pain tolerance to like, let's chop the leg off and be done right to Oh, wait, it's bruised and looks like oh my god Cutter  21:32  Gnarly sure.Stacy  21:33  Oh black from the knee to the thigh. Cutter  21:35  Yeah.Stacy  21:35  Massive, you know, where the door slammed me massive, massive, you know, raised, all the things. And that is when I learned according to the nice ER doctor that hey, your body is not designed to bleed out unless you hit something major like you know, an artery. Cutter  21:51  Nice. Stacy  21:52  Yeah. Cutter  21:52  Thanks Doctor.Stacy  21:53  The impact to my leg., it may have hemorrhaged everything, every small vein up there, and they may all have been actively bleeding, which is what was causing the severe burning pain.Cutter  22:03   Yeah, no that tracks.Stacy  22:04  While, it was hemorrhaging. Cutter  22:06  Yep. Stacy  22:07  But it will self heal, and that's why the pain stopped. Cutter  22:10  So good. Stacy  22:11  Yeah. Yeah, the pain from the active bleeding now. The last two weeks, I've dealt with the pain of nasty bruising. Cutter  22:16  Oh, yeah, of course. Stacy  22:17  Yes. So that is my story. That my stallion friend. Not happy with me in the dark and my iPhone flashlight slammed me into the barn door.Cutter  22:28  Amazing. Thank you so much. Stacy  22:30  You will never believe me but we talked just a few minutes ago about how I have an inner farm girl who harkens back to her youth. So here's another story for you to work through. Cutter  22:40  Okay, sure.Stacy  22:40  You ready?Cutter  22:41  Yeah. Stacy  22:41  Okay. So some of these I think I said early on dovetail at one point together. You know, the two stories. One point will dovetail together to a similar end.Cutter  22:49  Right. Sure. Stacy  22:50  So inner farm girl, got this friend. Yeah, she's got a horse farm.Cutter  22:56  Sure. Stacy  22:56  Lots of horses, you know, not just one or two. Cutter  22:59  Same friend, same horses?Stacy  23:00  Same friend, lots of horses. Cutter  23:01  Sure. Stacy  23:02  So you know, she's got some stuff going on where she needs some help out at her farm. You know, I'm always there to raise my hand and say sure thing I'll come out.Cutter  23:09  Naturally. Stacy  23:10  Right. Cutter  23:10  Inner farm girl. Stacy  23:11  Well, you know, if you live in the city, sometimes you gotta do something a little different. Cutter  23:15  Oh of course. I mean, you did grow up in Texas is kind of,Stacy  23:17  it's par for the course. Cutter  23:18  Yeah sure. Stacy  23:19  But any who.Cutter  23:19  Yeah. Stacy  23:20  Here I go. I truck out there to help her out. So she's got a very large farm. Lots of horses, lots of acreage. It's way too much to try to walk on your own if your responsibility is to feed and water all of these crittersCutter  23:33  Yeah, yeah. Stacy  23:34  Which Is what my role was during this week. So she utilizes not a horse to get around on the place but a John Deere Gator. Cutter  23:43  Oh, okay. Stacy  23:44  Are you familiar with John Deere Gators? Cutter  23:45  I am not but I'm familiar with the idea of an ATV.Stacy  23:49  Alright. So very similar to an ATV. This one looks a little bit like probably like a small pickup truck.Cutter  23:55  Okay. Stacy  23:55  So think like you're watching a football game. Unfortunately there's been an injury Cutter  24:02  Sure Sure. Stacy  24:02  Somebody gets placed on the board. They cart them out. That's very similar,Cutter  24:08  Okay.Stacy  24:08  To what a john deere Gator is. Cutter  24:10  Sure. And that's, and that's her vehicle of choiceStacy  24:13  That is her, because she's moving stuff like hay, Cutter  24:16  Sure Stacy  24:16  To throw out to the various horses and various pasturesCutter  24:19  Makes sense.Stacy  24:20  So you drive the Gator. So Gator 101, when you're driving when you have arrived at your destination, you want to go ahead and pull that parking brake, it's okay to put it in gear you want to turn it off. So essentially, you've got your parking brake on, you've turned it off. Cutter  24:35  Shouldn't go anywhere. Stacy  24:36  It should be sitting right there and you're good to go. So I am up on a Saturday morning it's probably 11:30 in the morning. I'm halfway through feeding this large quantity of horses. Cutter  24:49  Yeah.Stacy  24:49  In various pastures and making sure they all have water. Cutter  24:52  Sure.Stacy  24:53  I have opened a gate. I am trucking through in the John Deere Gator. I have closed the gate Cutter  24:58  Amazing. Stacy  24:58  I have visited my little Free friends giving them treats, goodies, hay. Made sure they have water. I'm trucking back through that gate. I've got my Gator parked. I've got my parking brake engaged. I've done it turned it off. I've done all the things. Lock in that gate. Yep, turn around. Holy mother of, there is a John Deere Gator about an inch from me. And it's about to squish me into a fence. Cutter  25:20  That's bad. Stacy  25:21  It was not good, cuz, well, I don't know how much they weigh.Cutter  25:26  It's not very little.Stacy  25:28  It's not very little. And you know, we've already talked about the fact that I look a little prissy and people think I wouldn't be doing this anyway. So it's not like I've got the brute strength to stop this sucker if I tried right?Cutter  25:38  Sure, sure.Stacy  25:39  Yes, and so I turn around. And because it's off, it's silent, I can't hear it. It just,Cutter  25:44  very sneaky, Stacy  25:45  Very slowly rolled back loaded with hay Cutter  25:47  Of course, oh even heavier.Stacy  25:49  Yeah, yeah and by the time I look up, it's gonna squish me. So my first reaction is I need to make sure I can get out of this. So I stick my arm in front of my stomach. The back of the tailgate hits, I hear a pop and a snap. Cutter  26:04  Oh my gosh.Stacy  26:06  We have broken our arm. Cutter  26:07  Yep. Stacy  26:08  But I've created enough enough room to be able to drag my leg and pull it out. Cutter  26:12  Oh, ow ow ow. Stacy  26:14  Between the Gator in the fence.Cutter  26:16  Amazing. And so the Gator then I assume rolled the last six inches into the fence or whatever.Stacy  26:20  It wasn't even 6 inches at that point. I mean, it's just you know, the width of my leg squished. Cutter  26:24  Sure sure, squished. Of course, this is not this is not tennis ball leg. Stacy  26:28  Yeah, this is like squish, squished skinny leg. So we're like three or four inches and then it settles up against the fence. Cutter  26:34  Geez. Okay, Wow. Stacy  26:36  You know, I'm out in the boonies. We've had this discussion so it's good cuz I did not say nice words.Cutter  26:43  Oh, yeah. No, I don't blame you at all.Stacy  26:45  No, I think I taught the horses a whole level of vocabulary. So now I'm confronted with the decision that I kind of described a little bit earlier I have a friend who can't go anywhere because she's needing help which is why I'm there Cutter  26:59  Which is why you're there in the first place. Yeah, yeah, yeah.Stacy  27:01  I've got my wrist that does not look right. Things are not where they belong. very obvious that it's broken. And I got that raspberry I was talking about earlier. Cutter  27:10  Yeah, yeah.Stacy  27:10  It's hurting me, it aint' feelin real good but it's not my primary problem Cutter  27:14  Little Stinger, bigger fish Stacy  27:16  little stinger, totally convinced my arms my problem.Cutter  27:18  Yeah, I've got a question. How far away are you from you know your your home base will your you know, your farm house, whatever your main part of the farm is?Stacy  27:29  So you have to drive, you have to, its far. You got to get back on the Gator. And drive.Cutter  27:36  Yes. The murder Gator. Stacy  27:38  Yeah, the murder gator.Cutter  27:38  That has just tried to kill you. Stacy  27:39  Yeah, kinda like the murder horse. Cutter  27:40  Yes.Stacy  27:42  Yeah.Cutter  27:42  Sure.Stacy  27:43  Yeah. So you so, I got to get back on the Gator. Cutter  27:45  Okay. Stacy  27:46  And you know, I got to open and close a couple more fences along the way. Cutter  27:49  Oh, good. That's so I'm so glad. Uh huh. Stacy  27:53  Yeah. And then I got to get in my truck and go find me an urgent care. You know, the googling and the hunting and Cutter  27:59  Right of course.Stacy  28:00  And then drive what turns out to be about 12 miles to the urgent care Cutter  28:03  Yep. Stacy  28:03  Because all of this because it seems that I did not properly engage the parking brake.Cutter  28:07  Interesting. I was gonna ask if you had any idea what the issue was.Stacy  28:11  All I can assume is that I did not get the brake pulled like I thought I did.Cutter  28:14  Interesting. Were you on like a big hill or was it just like I mean, it was enough of a hill for it to roll back atcha.Stacy  28:20  I mean there was a hill but I mean, if you go back and look, it looks looks level but clearly there's some kind of incline thereCutter  28:26  Sure.Stacy  28:26  That has caused said Gator to Cutter  28:28  Maybe it was just like the weight distribution. You know.Stacy  28:30  Probably Cutter  28:31  Interesting. Stacy  28:32  Yeah. Cutter  28:32  And you just got flattened between a Gator and a Fence.Stacy  28:32  The tailgate of a Gator and a fence, and you know that moment of Oh, shit. Oh, what am I gonna do now? Yeah.Cutter  28:44