Prompted by the Free Talk Friday post in Reddit’s r/Browns on December 10 2022:
My best ever gift was a shiny plastic space rocket with a shiny red nose. A pointy shiny red nose. I’m sure it wouldn’t be allowed to be manufactured these days, it was so pointy.
Now we had a set of chairs with imitation leather cushions and a perfect amount of padding. Perfect for a small boy to puncture with a shiny plastic rocket with a shiny red plastic nose. What a satisfying sound it made each and every time I punctured the cushion in a pattern of dozens of obsessively-created holes.
Until dad found out…
I’ve no idea how many minutes I had the rocket, but I never saw it again.
Maybe that’s why I never made it into space, and maybe it’s why I’m a Browns fan.