SQUAT? – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Saturday – SQUAT

Squat. Once upon a time, it was a thing. Now, it’s “fall on your ass” time. A squat and a collapse are indivisible.

I go down that low? I fall over. Unless I have something solid with which to pull myself back up? I’m going to stay there until someone comes by to offer me a hand.

But the dogs really enjoy having me on the floor. They consider it the most fun they’ve had all day. Maybe all week.

I am less enthusiastic.



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23 replies

  1. Squatting, nope, can’t do that any more. I used to like to squat to take photos but now unless there is something to pull myself back up on it’s not happenening.

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  2. That’s a difficult, almost impossible position to recover from. A hand would be necessary for sure.
    Leslie

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  3. Younare Lucky, the dogs treat you as a friend when you are on the ground. You should try walking on all fours and they will share their Food with you.

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  4. Thinking of squat and dogs, when one of us gets back from a walk and says something like, “Idina didn’t do squat!”, it is obvious what we mean (she was a rescue and is the least housebroken dog we’ve had, so it is a good thing when she does squat when on a walk 😉 ).

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    • Trent, reminds me of my short-lived stint in the USMC. We’d return from a 5 mile double time hike — fully loaded down with gear. Gasping, one of the “boots” would say, “Sarge, we’re gassed. All done in”. The DI – with straight face and sharp voice would respond loudly, “You Ladies ain’t done SQUAT. Gimme another 5 miles — Double Time — Hut!”

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      • lol That does sound like the Marines… The closest I got was being in Nave ROTC for a couple of years – about a quarter of us were headed to the USMC, so they had a Marine drill Sargent and all, but we weren’t forced to work the way the “grunt” enlisted were.

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        • Trent, the Marine stint left me in the best shape of my life. Unfortunately, my bad hearing earned me an honorable/medical discharge. Still, I AM PROUD TO HAVE WORN THE UNIFORM.

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          • I am sure you are – I know that their saying of “The Few. The Proud. The Marines” was more than just advertising. I’m sure I wasn’t cut out for it and wouldn’t have made it past the first week!

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            • Garry was a wonderful and terrible marine. He laughed at the D.I.’s because they acted just like the actors in the movies and he was permanently on KP and cleaning bathrooms with a toothbrush. But if he hadn’t been deaf, they’d have put him up for an officer because he was smart and motivated — as he is with everything in his life. He’d have been a great military man, but then I’d have missed the best part of MY life. So better this way!

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  5. My dogs both try to rescue me if I’m on the floor, so if I do yoga I have to shut them out of the room or I have 150 pounds of dog on top of me, looking worried.

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