I wasn’t the brightest child when I was younger.
I have done a lot of stupid things through my childhood and teenage years.
One of the memories that sticks out involves the A/C vents. I don’t know what it was, but I always had a fascination with the air conditioning vents. It might have started when my dad jokingly told me that creatures live in the HVAC vents, which led to me staring into the A/C vents for hours, having a continuous cooling breeze blow in my face. Then at one point, I had the bright idea that I wanted to feel for the monsters. I jammed my tiny finger between the vents, after a lot of struggling, I managed to feel around the air conditioning vent. My fascination was short lived, as I then realized that my finger was stuck. I tried to pull my finger free, but it was in there firmly. My parents weren’t home at that time, so I couldn’t call for help, and even if they were home, I don’t think I would have because I didn’t want to be embarrassed. Anyways, I sat there stuck for about an hour, and I was paranoid about my parents coming home and me getting in trouble. So when I heard my parents came home, I panicked and yanked on my finger which finally snapped it free. Unfortunately, I cut it up pretty badly. When my parents asked, I told them the clever lie of I tripped and hit it on a rock. I don’t think they believed me, but they didn’t question it either.