I was standing in the lift line when a boy, maybe 7 or 8, started speaking to me. He must have been looking at my snowboard, for he said to me, “That must be hard.”
Before I could answer, he continued. “You must have gotten hurt a lot.”
I tried to assure him that “a lot” did not happen, though I did sprain a wrist. Hey, it was a mild sprain, though it did end my snowboarding attempts for the season. (I continued to ski.) But he was having nothing of it.