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Real-Life Comedy
by Betty Jo Tucker

What follows is my latest klutz report, and it’s a true story. Honest.  

But first, I want to give a big shout out to the six EMTs who responded to my husband Larry’s 911 call a few nights before Christmas last month. The team who came to our house included five men and one woman -- all brave enough to save me after I slipped in our step-in bath tub and couldn’t get out.  I was trapped for about 45 minutes in a small space (about 2 feet by 2 feet) for an agonizing 45 minutes. I couldn’t move one way or another.

Fortunately for everyone involved, Larry gave me the top of my pajamas, which I was able to put on backwards – and a bath towel to cover the rest of me. Although in a state of panic, as soon as the team arrived, I started laughing and couldn’t stop. One of the team members said, “At least you didn’t break your giggle box.” 

That made me laugh even more. One huge man climbed over the tub and with the help of another team member wrapped a harness tightly around my chest and arms. Then they hoisted me up and out of the tub.

I asked the team if this was their first “step-in tub” rescue -- and they all nodded “Yes!” So I promised them I would share the experience on various sites in honor of their bravery.  

Looking back on this incident, I think it would have made a very funny “I Love Lucy” sketch – or an amusing scene in a Melissa McCarthy comedy movie.

Too bad there’s no video to document what happened.

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