Use access key #2 to skip to page content.

Bad Risk Management



June 29, 2009 – Comments (5)

So, a few of us were having pizza the other day, a Fool event, and some of the guys said they didn't think this young guy could run from that room in the office, to a nearby deli, in 5 minutes. I was pretty sure this could be done in 4 minutes. Easy. Not even at an all out sprint.

Turned out I was right. It could be done. But not by me, because when I was just about at the deli, I tripped, rolled my ankle, and did this:

Sprained Right Ankle 2009-06-28 003[2]

(And it actually looks worse today.) 

Moral of the story: consider all the risks before you chase after that $8 purse.


5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 29, 2009 at 1:49 PM, dbjella (< 20) wrote:

It is good to know there are others out there with a stubby little toe :)

Report this comment
#2) On June 29, 2009 at 1:57 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Is that covered by workers comp? ;-)

Report this comment
#3) On June 29, 2009 at 5:25 PM, TMFDeej (97.45) wrote:

Ouch hang in there Seth.  I am all too familiar with sprained ankles.  Back in college I was really into hoops.  That summer I tore the PCL in my knee in a drunk water skiing accident.  I was still able to play, but it threw everything off and I kept spraining my ankles over, and over, and over.  I kame back too soon while trying to play in a tourney and did it again. 

The piece de resistance came at the end of the summer when I was playing on a court with nine-something foot rims.  They were cool because we could dunk on them, but the court had the dreaded curb on the baseline.  My knee was so unstable that I actually managed to come down on the curb while getting fouled mid-dunk and sprained both ankles on the same play!  One of them had a chipped bone.  I bet that I couldn't do that again if I tried.  To make matters worse, I was home alone because my parents were away on vacation.  Crutches don't exactly work with both legs out of commission so I had to crawl around my house on my hands and knees.  I dreaded it when the phone rang (pre cordless phone days).  

The positive side of my parents being away was that one of my friends was kind enough to bring over movies, beer and chicks so at least I was able to drum up some sympathy ;).

Feel better soon,


Report this comment
#4) On June 29, 2009 at 11:30 PM, BravoBevo (99.97) wrote:

Oh man, bummer.  Sorry to see that Seth.  At least you didn't fall into the path of a brakeless 18-wheeler. 

I think I've heard that the muscle sprain will heal quickly, but the blood under the skin will make everything sore for a while longer. And that's why in the wagon train days, leeches were prized to be able to suck/leach out through the skin the dead blood in order to hasten healing.

Report this comment
#5) On July 06, 2009 at 10:08 AM, usmilitiadude (< 20) wrote:

I hope you are going to a physical therapist. They help me recover faster with my sprained ankles, pulled muscles, and hurting back.

Good Luck

Report this comment

Featured Broker Partners