ADT Signs

Elijah Kampsen

Elijah Kampsen

October 12, 2008 12:00 AM CDT

So, the other night, Jeff and I and some others were over at our friend Steph's house. While out in her yard, we kicked a football and a soccer ball back and forth. While chasing one of the balls, I came across a piece of pentagon-shaped cardboard lying facedown in her yard. Curious as I was, I went to pick it up, and sure enough, it was an ADT sign. At first, I was terrified, thinking maybe I had just set off someone's alarm. But then I thought back to when I had found it, facedown. It couldn't possibly have been hooked to anything, so without much more thought, I took it between my thumb and pointer finger, and held it at an angle. Then, I held it behind my back, swung my arm and flicked my wrist. It was the most brilliant thing I had seen it weeks. That thing soared. As soon as I released it, it leveled out and then just climbed higher and higher into the air, much like a frisbee. Right then, I realized I had thrown it at her house, but by then, the sign was high enough that it would only clip the roof. As it flew through the air, Jeff and others looked in awe. It finally hit the roof, but at such an extreme angle that it immediately shot vertically into the air for many feet, then fell softly behind her house. Now, if you've never been to her house, I'll tell you, from where I threw it to her house had to have been at least 100 feet or more. It was just amazing. The rest of the night, try as I might, I could not throw it properly again. It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment.