It turns out that everything you read on the internet is not true and I had to find that out the hard way.
When they closed the Destin Bridge due to ice and were letting people slide down it I did a quick search for improvised sleds.
I live on a barrier island – we don't do a lot of sledding here so when I read that you can put your body inside of a heavy duty trash bag and slide really well it sounded like a good idea.
So I took a trash bag to the top of the bridge, got in and got ready to slide.
But... nothing happened. The Oldest Island Boy gave me a push and still nothing.
I wallowed around up there like a big ole pig until I decided that it just wasn't going to happen – I wasn't sliding anywhere.
I'm not sure if I did it wrong or if it's a dumb idea that doesn't work.
Hopefully it doesn't work because I'd hate to think it was operator error. After all, how hard can it be to get in a trash bag?