A gentleman wouldn't tell stories, but I have never been accused of being a gentleman.
Debbie and I had planned to rent a scooter. That was always on the schedule. So that is what we did. Then we got on their newest model. Perfect in every way. And we took off.
Then Debbie began to cry in my ear. I mean, sob. Scared. Really scared. But she pushed through it and then it became fun. Ultimately we ended up covering some of the same territory twice; she couldn't see some of it through the tears. And we laughed.
Fear does have the ability to grip you tightly. Sometimes it is an early warning system that protects you from stupid decisions. Sometimes it keeps you from any risk and you won't see things that are beautiful.
I'm glad she pushed through the tears and the rest of the ride was an absolute delight.