Matt: “Hey Sherise, paddle out. Paddle. Paddle out!”
Sherise: Puzzled, frightened, and confused. Doing her best impersonation of a deer in the headlights.
Unidentified Surfer: Rides by just missing Sherise.
Matt: “Sherise, when we’re surfing, you do exactly what I say, when I say it! You do not try to make sense out of what I say, just do it!”
Matt: Catches a wave. Rips, slashes, tears it up. Throws buckets of spray with every turn he does on his trusty surfboard.
Sherise: Sitting a little too close to shore with a set wave racing toward her.
Matt: Paddles toward Sherise yelling: “Paddle further out! Paddle out!”
Sherise: Not listening. Decides to paddle in. That is to say, toward the shore. Thinks to herself, “if I cannot see the wave, then perhaps I’m safe.”
Matt: Waving and flailing his arms wildly trying to get her to stop paddling into the danger zone.
Sherise: Gets picked up by the cresting wave and tossed over the falls. Disappears underwater.
Matt: Exasperated. Thinking about …
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