In this episode of You’ll Never Believe Me But… family friend of Cutter, Stacey, joins him to talk about the origin of her broken arm and swollen leg: a horse slamming the door shut on her and getting crunched between a gate and a ranch truck.
You’ll Never Believe Me But… is a lighthearted storytelling podcast about what’s real, what’s fake, and what’s funny. Guests come on and tell two stories, one real one fake, and laugh and joke about it with host Cutter as they enjoy storytelling while he tries to figure out which story is the real one.
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening everyone. My name is Cutter though you may know me as three beers in a coat on air on HD one and welcome to this episode of, You’ll never believe me, But.
You’ll never believe me, but is a storytelling podcast being produced here at WKNC about lying to me. Every episode I have a guest on and they tell me two stories, one real and one fake, and I have to decide which is real between them. For those of you that are new here, or for those of you that need a quick refresher, I’m gonna run down the three rules we have here, before we get into today’s episode. Rule number one, your story should not do significant damage to anyone else or their character. We’re not trying to be outwardly mean to anyone other than ourselves. Rule number two, if someone else is featured in your story, you must either have their permission to say their name or use a fake name for them. You agreed to come on the show and tell these stories but unless they agreed to have these stories told just use a fake name. And rule number three, and this is the easiest one all story should start with. You’ll never believe me but and then a brief synopsis before starting the story just so we all know what we’re getting into. And is a nice little nod to the show’s title. So with all that housekeeping stuff out of the way, let’s go ahead and get into today’s episode. Today’s guest is Stacy, a family friend of mine, someone I’ve known since I was days old and an all around killer lady Stacy, how are you doing today?
Well cutter I’m great. And I appreciate the very kind of intro there my friend.
Well, it’s all true. You are killer. And you have known me since I was days old.
Yeah, basically, yes. About three or four days probably.
Amazing. Because that’s when one of my closest friends your son, one of my closest friends we’re four days apart. And that’s kind of how we got to know each other him and I and then through that we’ve just been very close family friends ever since.
So we’ve been on vacations we’ve gone places we’ve done a lot. And I have gotten to see truly the depth and breadth of your character, which is why I’m so excited to have you on the show
Yes, I think both is totally fair. Because I know you pretty well, I’d conjecture and
I would say so.
I knew a lot of my guests that came on but not as well as I think I know you just because of the quantity of time we spent together which is why I’m excited for you to tell me your stories.
Well now we’re gonna see if you really do know me or if you just think you know me.
That is a great point. Now your stories have a bit of an interesting backstory to them.
It would have been I I want to say two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago, Saturday.
You, you came over your family came over to hang out with my family. We’re pals like that. We’re chums and you came in limping. You’ve got and this is still true, you’ve got a cast on your forearm that goes up and over your wrist.
and your, is it your right leg?
Oh, it’s my right leg.
and your right leg, I I would I think best describe it as a purple tie dye disaster.
I think you’re kind
I think well okay, how would you describe it?
Oh my god, it’s it looks like an alien has landed on my leg and exploded and purple and bruised gruesomeness it’s it’s it’s very bad.
It is gnarly.
It, it’s bad.
And so, and so you came in with this major injury that you would already told the rest of my family about because I had missed an event of some kind. Because I was out of town. And you came in and you were very secretive about it.
I was and quite honestly, I’m impressed that no one told you what happened to me. So we have we have definitely kept it under wraps on purpose. So I’m very excited to see what happens today.
Yes, I’m very excited. And so yes, this is the main focus of this episode is your crazy injury that has been I mean, it’s been what three weeks since you injured yourself?
It’s been two weeks and I would say that this this big glob on my leg which is officially you know, I know this is medical info but I’m clearly given the clearance to share. It’s a hematoma. I don’t know if you are familiar with what a hematoma is.
So essentially, you know, something has happened and now there’s hemorrhaging going on. We’ve got you know, not hemorrhaging that means I’m gonna die, thankfully, and I’m been clear that I’m not throwing any clots, but there’s some serious, serious hemorrhaging that has occurred, which is, you know, resulted in about, I don’t know, a six inch wide and four inch three to four inch tall blob that has grown on my leg
From here and we’re sitting probably like six, seven feet apart.
From here it looks like you have a half a tennis ball taped to the top of your thigh.
Well yeah. Which is a little better because I would have called it at least probably grapefruit to cantaloupe size so we’re where you know you’re doing better things are getting better.
Oh my goodness. It’s a shame that that is better though I’m glad you are getting better. Hey, if you’re hemorrhaging on the inside, that’s where the blood’s supposed to be.
I know, I did learn though that you know, as as one medical professional told me throughout this, you know, your body’s designed, I guess unless you hit an artery.
Not to bleed out.
yeah, yeah, it’s crazy.
So uh, there you go.
Yeah, tactical redundancy. That’s amazing. I’m very excited again. Yes, my family has kept this secret, secret from me. And I haven’t asked because I didn’t want to ruin the sanctity of this experience getting to hear these stories for the first time. But I think honestly, they would have been more angry at me for even trying to get them to tell me honestly.
Okay, good. They’re good people. I’ll keep them.
They are. I’m glad I don’t have a choice. I’m glad that you feel that way. Well, you know how the show works. If you have any last minute questions, comments or concerns, please let me know now. Otherwise, I think it’s a great time we’ve we’ve hyped up your injury enough. I’m very excited just to get into your stories.
All right, I think I’m good to go. So I’m going to give you a little a little preview I’ve got I’ve got my two stories, and I’ll share in a minute, they both do dovetail at some point into you know, kind of final result and treatment. So they will you know.
I will tell I think where I’m going to go is I’m going to tell all the way through.
And the second story I’ll let you know when we’re kind of picking up on that final closure piece where I you know, end up
Seeking some medical help.
Fascinating. What a new novel little structure. I’m very excited. All right, well, take it away.
All right. You will never believe me but I hearken back to my I’ll say my own college days and my my my youthfulness when I used to do a lot of work on a farm.
Yeah. So in this farm work that I have recently rediscovered
I have injured myself in the way that we described earlier. That is what caused me to walk away with this like supersized hematoma and a broken arm.
So it’s broken broken?
Oh, yes it’s broken, broken.
I did not know that.
Straight up so
Wow amazing. I mean not amazing, clearly. But again, we just want to reiterate. You are okay.
I am okay.
You’re seeking medical help. You’re progressing back to fully healthy.
I feel the need to throw that note in. But please, yes, rediscovered farm work.
So those that know me really well tend to not equate me with dirty work and outside you probably think of me more with cute purses and good hair. And you know.
your hair is a great pride of yours.
Right, exactly. So when I’m telling you that I’m you know, I’ve been hanging out in a farm in my recent,
You know, looking for fun things to do, history. You might not, you might not believe that. But I have a friend who has a horse farm in Central North Carolina.
So she’s got a lot of horses. It’s not like five to 10 it’s like, more than 20
Oh, wow. That’s a lot.
It’s a lot. It’s a lot. So from time to time, I will go out of town and I will give her a hand and help her on her horse farm.
So a few weeks ago, I found myself doing just that one thing. Unfortunately, I found myself doing this one thing at like 10 o’clock at night in the dark.
Yeah. Which isn’t really what I had bargained for, but it’s just kind of the way it came about with the situation that she was in
So I find myself you know, walking out to her barn and I go to flip the light switch on because she’s got a huge barn that probably has 10 stalls either side they’ve got sliding doors, they’re big heavy wooden doors with great big wooden wrought iron bars. That you know that, you can open some of them up so horse can stick their head out
So pretty standard if you’ve grown up anywhere, you know near a ranch or a farm with a standard barn
So got a wash room in there, a feed room in there, you can park equipment in there so it’s pretty good size. So I find myself at 10 o’clock at night in the in the middle of nowhere, now mind you this is not in town. It’s not close to anything in town.
What is the nearest city? Where are we in central North Carolina?
We’re kind of outside of Pinehurst.
That’s a bit of a ways.
You’re in horse and golf country out there.
So I find myself lending her hand at 10 o’clock at night. And I’m out in the barn and there’s an alley or a hallway in between the two sections of stalls on either side. And it’s lit it’s really nice barn so it’s nice so I know where the light switches but I’m looking for the light switch.
No lights coming on.
No light. So now I’m thinking and I’ve got, I didn’t tell you the best part. Most of her horses are out in pastures
But she’s got two stallions.
So two stallions that are clearly if your stallion you’re ungelded. So you know, you are a potential daddy horse who has much interest in all the lady horses out and about right?
Right. So there’s a reason you’re in the stall so that you’re not out, browsing around and getting into trouble.
Often stallions can be a little feisty.
Be a little feisty, especially if they’ve been in their stall for a little while.
I wonder where this is going? Where it’s gonna take you?
They’ve been in their stall, been in their stall a little while. So I go, you know, walking down the hall, the hall in the dark, and I need to water these two stallions and I need to feed them…
because they have not eaten and they’re really not happy because they really should have eaten hours before, but my friend is in a situation where she wasn’t able to do that. So here I go. Now I know them. I know these horses
They know me. But I’m normally not walking down the hallway between the stalls with my handy dandy Apple phone flashlight on because I’m pretty sure I just told you it is dark in there, right?
Yes, you did.
Right. So now they’re freaking out because they don’t understand the light, but I need some light. So they are kicking, they’re, ones in one stall on this side of the hall ones in one stall on that side of hall.
And there’s kicking and there is is all kinds of activity.
And I realized that my friends setup currently does not allow me to just take a hose really and just stick it through the bars to fill the water bucket in one of the stalls.
As I assess the situation, I realize I’m going to have to open the stall door in the dark with my tiny Apple flashlight and a really mad stallion.
And this can only go well.
and I am going to have to slide the door open.
And then I’m gonna have to go in and grab the like five gallon bucket.
and fill it and bring it back.
Oh, wow, quite the event.
Right so I’m really not happy at this point. Because really, what I’m wanting to do is grab the dang hose and just pour the water in and move on.
So I take the lazy route, and I start with the food because I can pour through that, that through the bars and I’m
I’m thinking, Okay, I’m gonna feed you, I’ll pet you on the head. You know me, it’s gonna be alright. Okay, so I do that. And he, you know, starts eating munch, munch, munch Well, one of them I get done completely. They’re totally happy. But I got this other one . Totally not happy.
Totally not happy. So get him fed. He’s going and the next thing I know, I’m like, Alright, I gotta go in there and get the water bucket. So these doors are really heavy. They’re solid wood.
Okay, wow yeah.
Okay, and they’ve got all these, like wrought iron bars at the top.
So I have slid the door open just enough, you know, really to let me in?
And I’m kind of in the stall enough to grab in the corner this big five Gallon White Bucket that’s currently empty. Right. Right. You feel me?
And I take my left hand and lean my right hand on the stone lean and the grab it and I start pulling the bucket. And now my friend the horse. Super unhappy with what I’m doing. Kicking, fighting feet everywhere. And the next thing I know he has somehow lodged his foot into the opposite side of the sliding door. And he is slamming
shut with me in it.
That’s not good.
Yeah, no, it’s not cool. Because as it happens, and I have my hand up like this. I feel a crack yeah. So the crack is now you know, beautifully covered in purple.
Lovely lavender cast.
I have lovely lavender, you know, form fitting cast.
Yeah. So then I’m realizing that I’m stuck. So I gotta figure out how to get out and I have really mad horse all in my face.
So somehow I finally just, you know, do, I muster up whatever adrenaline fueled fire I have going within me and I just jerk myself out of the door.
And slam it shut.
Nice. So Problem solved.
Well, one would think except suddenly, there’s like a grand explosion on my leg.
yeah. Apparently come to find out the whole impact of the door,
slamming my leg,
Yeah, it can you believe it at damaged like a lot of vessels?
Sure that tracks. Yeah, yeah.
It sure did, it sure did. So problem is, you know, it’s 10 o’clock at night,
Yeah, right. So I’m really not feeling the leg too badly at that point, right. It’s not great.
I’m more worried about the fact that I felt my arm crunch and it’s hurting, like,
Sure. Sure. Haha.
And so I’m realizing I need medical care. Because this, I can’t do this. And my friend has a medical thing going on with herself. And I can’t rely on her to help me.
Yeah, and I’m not at home.
And no one else is there.
Uh huh. And you’re in the middle of nowhere, North Carolina, at a barn that you do not own. And you’ve just been, you just have the door slammed on you by a mad horse. And now you have a broken arm? Mad leg?
That is quite the conundrum.
Yeah. So what does any good Texan who also happened to go to an agriculture on engineering school for undergraduate do.
I would imagine make a splint with what you can find around.
She puts herself in her own pickup truck and takes her to urgent, takes herself to urgent care 12 miles away.
Yeah, that tracks too, amazing. Okay, yeah, of course. Of course.
Yeah. Yeah. So I go to the urgent care I walk my little happy self in, and they take me in. And they realize that you know, pretty quickly because I didn’t really describe my arm. But yeah, it was very obvious that there was a break because there was a section of my wrist that was not where it should be.
Ah, yes, that will do it.
But you know, when you’re getting pinned and adore by a really mad horse, who has with all of his force, taken his back foot and slammed the door shut on you.
It does, it does start to cause problems I would imagine,
Kinda to be expected. So, you know, everybody’s all up in arms because Haha, no pun intended. They’re looking at my arm.
And you know, meanwhile, I’m kinda sitting down there going, you know, my leg stings like I mean, it got slammed, it hurts.
I’m pretty pretty, have a pretty high pain tolerance.
So I was, you know, it was there. I knew it.
But as we are getting to seriously take me down and X ray my arm.
Yeah, I’m like, wait a minute. I think my right leg feels like it’s on fire. Like, it feels like flames are creeping up my leg. And at this point, I’m considering just cutting my leg off because it might feel better than having it attached to me.
Wow. Okay, so terrible pain.
Really bad, burning, burning pain.
Yeah. And I’m beginning to see underneath my blue jeans. This lovely lump forming.
Of course, of course.
Yeah. So you know, middle of the night, middle of nowhere, urgent care, taking myself 10 miles over there. You know, now my adrenaline’s wearing off, and I’m going, Oh, what is? What is this? So when the doctor comes back into the room to take me for the X ray, right, she, I’m like, I can’t walk to your extra room. She goes, What do you mean? I’m like, I I am in a lot of pain and I literally cannot walk.
Yeah, hurts too bad.
She’s like, what is that on your leg? The ever rising lump? And I’m like, well, we should look at it.
Yeah. And we did. Yeah, no blood, everything self contained. Oh, but there’s blood
In the lump.
And it’s really growing. When you have like a 65 year old urgent care nurse or doctor look at you and she loses all color in her face.
That’s not a good sign.
Right? And she asked me how did you get here? I said I drove and she said how’d you get in here? I’m like I walked and she goes we need to get you into a wheelchair right now you need to sit and we’re going to X ray your leg and we’re going to X ray your arm
Amazing, Of course jeez.
At the moment, I didn’t realize that what she’s thinking is that I have either broken my femur or or not severed but impacted that artery in some way so it’s the artery
Yeah, that’s real bad.
That is bleeding which would have been way bad. So now even me last to panic is starting to go, Oh maybe this is pretty serious.
Yeah, maybe this is bad.
Maybe this is really not good. So get my x rays done and now the pain it’s really I mean it is coming on. It’s like labor pains in waves and my leg, I’ve forgotten about my wrist. Let’s just talk about the fact my legs on frickin fire and I want to cut it off.
Right we’re away from the broken wrist.
Yeah, so doctor in panicked, I have no color left my face anymore tells me that or asks me politely, I would like to transfer you to the local emergency room and I would like to call an ambulance for you.
Wow. Yeah, that’s serious. I mean.
So now, I went from being like, alright, it’s just a sting or two to Oh, man.
This is real bad.
Yeah, I’m gonna kill me a horse when we’re done with this. No, and and they’re telling me like don’t eat anything. Don’t drink anything. When was the last time because I’m, in my head. I’m going Oh, man now they’re telling me that I’m gonna have to have surgery because they’re wanting to knock me out. And so I realize I can’t get back in my own truck. I can’t walk that far. So my only option is to have the ambulance called. So here comes a local ambulance. But I have to say I was so thrilled it was an all female crew.
In a brand new ambulance. I mean, have something ridiculously stupid like this mad stallion slam you in a door I mean, if you’re gonna have to go to the ER in an ambulance, brand new ambulance first person to ride in it.
That’s a first person to ride in the ambulance
Straight up. smelled like a new car. You know? Pretty awesome. I did have a very badass all female crew, I loved them. They were great. They understood when I liked them and said, Look, I have a high pain tolerance, but we’re gonna chop my leg off right now. Getting into that structure was not gonna be a fun time.
Yeah, no, I imagine
But they let me you know, claw the hell out of their shirts while they lifted me up and dropped me into the stretcher and then carted me off to the hospital.
Wow. So you make it to the ER, still in the middle of nowhere?
Make it to the ER, still in the middle of nowhere. Now we got doctors coming in looking at me and they’re all like, Can you feel it when I touch your foot and I’m thinking what the hell? I just thought that, you know I had a raspberry now the raspberry is turned into a cantaloupe and my leg is on fire.
So, long story short to kind of wrap the way it resolved. For all the craziness on the front end. It’s fairly anticlimactic because they get the x rays back. They’re like, yeah, your your arm is straight up broken. You broke it at the wrist.
And then they look at my leg x rays, and there’s no break.
Which is good
Which is good, because my alternative would have been to go to local hospital straight to the trauma OR and have my femur fixed.
Eww, that sounds horrifying.
The last thing I wanted was to break my femur because what I do know about that is it is no fun coming back from that. So they were like, well, let’s just we just want to observe you for a couple of hours and make sure you know you keep good blood flow to your toes and stuff that everything looks like it’s sealing off.
Sure makes sense.
So it’s pretty crazy. Because about three hours later, you know, they checked on me periodically about three hours later, the doctor comes in, and my leg totally didn’t hurt anymore. No pain meds.
No, nothing. I’m like, how do I go from raging pain for the person that has high pain tolerance to like, let’s chop the leg off and be done right to Oh, wait, it’s bruised and looks like oh my god
Oh black from the knee to the thigh.
Massive, you know, where the door slammed me massive, massive, you know, raised, all the things. And that is when I learned according to the nice ER doctor that hey, your body is not designed to bleed out unless you hit something major like you know, an artery.
The impact to my leg., it may have hemorrhaged everything, every small vein up there, and they may all have been actively bleeding, which is what was causing the severe burning pain.
Yeah, no that tracks.
While, it was hemorrhaging.
But it will self heal, and that’s why the pain stopped.
Yeah. Yeah, the pain from the active bleeding now. The last two weeks, I’ve dealt with the pain of nasty bruising.
Oh, yeah, of course.
Yes. So that is my story. That my stallion friend. Not happy with me in the dark and my iPhone flashlight slammed me into the barn door.
Amazing. Thank you so much.
You will never believe me but we talked just a few minutes ago about how I have an inner farm girl who harkens back to her youth. So here’s another story for you to work through.
Okay. So some of these I think I said early on dovetail at one point together. You know, the two stories. One point will dovetail together to a similar end.
So inner farm girl, got this friend. Yeah, she’s got a horse farm.
Lots of horses, you know, not just one or two.
Same friend, same horses?
Same friend, lots of horses.
So you know, she’s got some stuff going on where she needs some help out at her farm. You know, I’m always there to raise my hand and say sure thing I’ll come out.
Inner farm girl.
Well, you know, if you live in the city, sometimes you gotta do something a little different.
Oh of course. I mean, you did grow up in Texas is kind of,
it’s par for the course.
But any who.
Here I go. I truck out there to help her out. So she’s got a very large farm. Lots of horses, lots of acreage. It’s way too much to try to walk on your own if your responsibility is to feed and water all of these critters
Which Is what my role was during this week. So she utilizes not a horse to get around on the place but a John Deere Gator.
Are you familiar with John Deere Gators?
I am not but I’m familiar with the idea of an ATV.
Alright. So very similar to an ATV. This one looks a little bit like probably like a small pickup truck.
So think like you’re watching a football game. Unfortunately there’s been an injury
Somebody gets placed on the board. They cart them out. That’s very similar,
To what a john deere Gator is.
Sure. And that’s, and that’s her vehicle of choice
That is her, because she’s moving stuff like hay,
To throw out to the various horses and various pastures
So you drive the Gator. So Gator 101, when you’re driving when you have arrived at your destination, you want to go ahead and pull that parking brake, it’s okay to put it in gear you want to turn it off. So essentially, you’ve got your parking brake on, you’ve turned it off.
Shouldn’t go anywhere.
It should be sitting right there and you’re good to go. So I am up on a Saturday morning it’s probably 11:30 in the morning. I’m halfway through feeding this large quantity of horses.
In various pastures and making sure they all have water.
I have opened a gate. I am trucking through in the John Deere Gator. I have closed the gate
I have visited my little Free friends giving them treats, goodies, hay. Made sure they have water. I’m trucking back through that gate. I’ve got my Gator parked. I’ve got my parking brake engaged. I’ve done it turned it off. I’ve done all the things. Lock in that gate. Yep, turn around. Holy mother of, there is a John Deere Gator about an inch from me. And it’s about to squish me into a fence.
It was not good, cuz, well, I don’t know how much they weigh.
It’s not very little.
It’s not very little. And you know, we’ve already talked about the fact that I look a little prissy and people think I wouldn’t be doing this anyway. So it’s not like I’ve got the brute strength to stop this sucker if I tried right?
Yes, and so I turn around. And because it’s off, it’s silent, I can’t hear it. It just,
Very slowly rolled back loaded with hay
Of course, oh even heavier.
Yeah, yeah and by the time I look up, it’s gonna squish me. So my first reaction is I need to make sure I can get out of this. So I stick my arm in front of my stomach. The back of the tailgate hits, I hear a pop and a snap.
Oh my gosh.
We have broken our arm.
But I’ve created enough enough room to be able to drag my leg and pull it out.
Oh, ow ow ow.
Between the Gator in the fence.
Amazing. And so the Gator then I assume rolled the last six inches into the fence or whatever.
It wasn’t even 6 inches at that point. I mean, it’s just you know, the width of my leg squished.
Sure sure, squished. Of course, this is not this is not tennis ball leg.
Yeah, this is like squish, squished skinny leg. So we’re like three or four inches and then it settles up against the fence.
Geez. Okay, Wow.
You know, I’m out in the boonies. We’ve had this discussion so it’s good cuz I did not say nice words.
Oh, yeah. No, I don’t blame you at all.
No, I think I taught the horses a whole level of vocabulary. So now I’m confronted with the decision that I kind of described a little bit earlier I have a friend who can’t go anywhere because she’s needing help which is why I’m there
Which is why you’re there in the first place. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I’ve got my wrist that does not look right. Things are not where they belong. very obvious that it’s broken. And I got that raspberry I was talking about earlier.
It’s hurting me, it aint’ feelin real good but it’s not my primary problem
Little Stinger, bigger fish
little stinger, totally convinced my arms my problem.
Yeah, I’ve got a question. How far away are you from you know your your home base will your you know, your farm house, whatever your main part of the farm is?
So you have to drive, you have to, its far. You got to get back on the Gator. And drive.
Yes. The murder Gator.
Yeah, the murder gator.
That has just tried to kill you.
Yeah, kinda like the murder horse.
Yeah. So you so, I got to get back on the Gator.
And you know, I got to open and close a couple more fences along the way.
Oh, good. That’s so I’m so glad. Uh huh.
Yeah. And then I got to get in my truck and go find me an urgent care. You know, the googling and the hunting and
Right of course.
And then drive what turns out to be about 12 miles to the urgent care
Because all of this because it seems that I did not properly engage the parking brake.
Interesting. I was gonna ask if you had any idea what the issue was.
All I can assume is that I did not get the brake pulled like I thought I did.
Interesting. Were you on like a big hill or was it just like I mean, it was enough of a hill for it to roll back atcha.
I mean there was a hill but I mean, if you go back and look, it looks looks level but clearly there’s some kind of incline there
That has caused said Gator to
Maybe it was just like the weight distribution. You know.
And you just got flattened between a Gator and a Fence.
The tailgate of a Gator and a fence, and you know that moment of Oh, shit. Oh, what am I gonna do now? Yeah.
Oh, yeah, totally. Totally. I can imagine that very, like slow mo like action movie moment of you like whip around and see it like, barreling down atcha
I mean, barreling, you know,
rolling down a hill, but it’s heavy enough.
Although having an irate stallion kicking his guts out and being very unhappy with you in his stall. Also not ideal.
No, no, neither of those things are I would conjecture good. Because we’re talking about a pretty significant injury. So you Yeah, you drove the murder Gator?
Yeah, drove on murder Gator back to my truck, got into my truck, drove the 12 miles by myself to the urgent care and then this is where we’re kind of picking up the story that we talked about earlier.
this is where the stories meet back so you.
This is where the stories meet back.
interesting so the fundamental right, so and I enjoy the fact that the origin is the the big difference because I think that’s the fun
Yes, this may make that my little incident here a little different from your other stories because they culminate in the same end
Yeah, you’re telling two different stories about the same thing and one of them is true and one of those not but they’re both about the same event, which I think is is fascinating. I really like that. I think that’s very good.
And they both resulted in a broken wrist which I am very thankful to say I have evaded surgery on.
We have another appointment on Thursday, but we think it’s gonna line up nicely on its own and I will be okay.
And I have had, you know, said nasty hematoma which made my leg turn black and now it’s slowly turning shades of green and yellow.
Oh, of course, why not.
Although It’s really gross though cutter. It’s nasty because we’re where the hematoma was like, really tall and big.
It’s starting to flatten out and now it’s starting to expand and take up like,
So now it’s less, it’s like wider, but
Not as tall
Shorter. Yeah, okay, interesting.
Because all that hemorrhage blood has to go somewhere so it absorbs back into your system.
Oh, yeah. That tracks, Yeah, why not? Amazing. So you got crushed by a john deere Gator, stuck between a fence gate and a little ATV truck.
That’s the story.
Amazing. Thank you so much. Well, those are two fascinating stories about the same injury. It’s such an interesting way to go about this show. And it’s the first time we’ve seen it. I’m very excited. Because when I first saw it on you, it would have been like two ish weeks ago. I was aghast because it was terrible. It looks very good today. I mean, honestly, it looked from from then to now it’s it’s gone down a lot, which is very nice. But it is it is gnarly. It’s a very, I’m very excited to know the origin of it, because it has been kept a secret from me for so long.
It has not failed to gross you out though.
Oh, no, it’s very gross. But I think that’s, you know, kind of in the nature of the thing.
So what are you thinking?
Well, that’s my problem is I find the, I find the the stallion story. I feel like that’s true. And I think I would argue that it’s more likely to be true. Because I think I know you. You’re very, you’re very good at everything that you do.
Well, except for this one time. I feel like, like in the first story, nothing you did was wrong. You didn’t, there was no, there was no fault of your own versus in that second story. You put a parking brake on wrong. And I find honestly, I find it hard to believe that you would, that I mean, obviously you thought you did the right thing and you know, whatever happened happened, right? I’m compelled by the fact that you did nothing wrong on the first one and that I really just honestly, I like that a bad horse squished you. I think that’s way funnier than like, I mean, yes, it’s a gator and you can say that.
Um, but like, I mean, it’s it’s a bit it’s a tiny truck versus a large horse. So I think I’m going to, I’m going to go for the first one I am gonna say that you did get squished in a door by an angry stallion.
So you’re going murder Stallion.
I am going murder Stallion over murder Gator. I’m gonna say that first story is true.
Okay, so am I supposed to let you know?
Are you ready?
It’s a murder Gator.
Totally got squished
By a john deere Gator.
That’s so awesome.
And then a fence.
Now you’re not too far off because the whole stallion story is true.
I just didn’t get squished in the thing.
I mean he would, The horse was freaking out.
But he let me put the water in and then he you know
So I was able to do all the things and no thing that happened he didn’t slam a door but
And this was like the same week you were there?
It was the night before.
Oh my goodness.
10 o’clock the night before and then you gotta feed them. Feed and water them twice a day.
Yeah, yeah, totally.
And then the next round was you know, Horsey breakfast.
Oh, good. Gosh. Wow. That’s so good. Well, I don’t feel as bad considering most of that happened then the like the lights didn’t turn on and
It’s true. All of that. The lights did not turn on. I was trying to use my apple my iPhone.
Hey, you lived
didn’t get squished in the door
but the murder, the murder horse was there.
Was there that fear of getting squished in the door?
Yeah, cuz he was mad.
He was definitely mad, it was dark and he was scared. You know? He was
It was dark and I had a flashlight.
You know, horses. They get nervous.
Yeah, they’re not
Around things they don’t understand.
Yeah, they’re not big on flashlights.
So how did you come up with this second, I mean, obviously, I think yeah, that most of that makes sense. Was it just like that logical next step of like, yeah, this like basically happened. I’ll just
yeah, I figured I could sell it.
Uh, yeah, you totally did.
Because it was pretty true.
It was true except that for the fact that it didn’t squish me.
Right. Oh, that’s perfect. And so you truly just Gator her backed up into you in the fence.
Straight up. I apparently did not pull the parking brake properly and
Too much confidence in you, you know,
It rolled back and squished me.
After it broke my wrist.
After it broke your wrist. What can you do? At least you got your leg out and then you got to drive yourself to the urgent care
I did. But I think now that people know the story as I tell it and my friends and all hear it. That’s the part that people are like. What did you did? You did what?
Yeah, that’s not
You drove youself 12 miles to the urgent care.
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I mean that. That’s like I know you pretty well, that’s not surprising to me. Like, honestly of everything that you said in most of those stories. That’s the thing I had the least trouble believing. I was like, Yeah, she would, she would totally just drive herself to the urgent care.
Amazing. Yo, yeah, you’re very independent.
So you know, this is this is what I would I do in my you know,
In your free time.
Go get squished by Gators. And
yeah, they could be you know, all I have to tell somebody is you know what happened to you, a gator got me
Gator got me. That’s true. I like that. Gator got me. That’s funny. That’s really good. Amazing. Well, we’re gonna take a quick break, because you need to listen to my two stories and make your own guess. Don’t worry, you’ll do great. Hey, real quick. While Stacey is listening to my stories. If you like the podcast, be sure to hit the subscribe button wherever you’re listening, whether that’s on Spotify, Google podcasts, or wherever else you get your podcasts so you’ll never miss an episode. Also, just so that you all remember my two stories. Here’s a quick recap. In my first story, I had a friend get his hand crushed by the blinds in his dorm room on the night before one of my finals. And I had to take him to the hospital that night, then almost slept through my final the next day. In my second story, I got to talking to a potential friend in a pre college zoom event, only to find out that it was her mom pretending to be her. But it still worked out because her mom recommended to her daughter that we be friends. Alright, with all that out of the way. Let’s jump back into the action. Well, those are my two stories. Stacy, what do you think?
Ah, cutter cutter cutter. I have known you since you were just a tiny child.
That is true. That is true.
How am I gonna figure this out?
Well, everyone else has has made their guesses with plenty of differing reasons. So there’s there’s definitely covered and uncovered ground. But what are your thoughts on the stories?
Well, I think they’re both very plausible, you know, given my own, you know, urgent care and injury.
I very much identify with I believe it was Justin in that story
yeah, yeah, you’re definitely nodding along and agreeing, kind of in general
I totally feel like a, you know, window blind could have crushed Justin’s hand, you know, a murder blind.
Moving on with that theme.
of course. Of course.
Yeah. I mean, I totally believe that. Your second story about grace and her mom.
That also seems like something that would happen to you.
it all seems like something that would happen to me. So yeah,
I don’t find that implausible, either.
You’re, you’re a mother,
Would you do that? Would you, I mean, if if your son My best friend asked you to go on a zoom for him.
Mm hmm. I mean, if it was something super, super important. I don’t know. It’s hard to know. In that situation. I probably would have
I will stick up for Grace’s mom, because I feel in that situation when you’re not sure it’s before school and all that scholarship stuff.
Right. That’s not that’s not you know a knock at her at all.
I totally understand, but I can see I would have faked that.
Sure. Sure. I and would have would you have told them if you had met somebody cool. Would you have been like,
Oh, for sure. I also probably would have chewed his ass out for not getting his schedule straightened out on the front end.
Sure. Sure. You know, I mean, but that’s that’s, you know,
neither here nor there.
But Oh, yeah. Yeah, I would totally be like yeah, you need to you need to talk to this kid when you get there.
Both of these stories are very relatable for you for different reasons.
They are one I personally identify with. And the other I’m like, Yeah, I guess I could see that. Okay, so I really don’t have any follow ups. I’m a go with a gut kind of girl. Mmm hmm. I’m just gonna pick one
Yeah, totally good, take your time no worries.
The only thing that you know you’re throwing in there about the whole you almost slept through your final
Yeah, yeah. Doesn’t seem like me does it?
No but you would do anything to help a friend.
I would that is true.
So I’m gonna go with that is your true story.
You’re gonna say the first story is true about Justin? I have you’re more than welcome to use this information as you will I have, This is the sixth the seventh episode The sixth to feature a guest, You’re my sixth guest. The other five people that have come on have all guesses that story 2 is true.
Realize I did listen to the first podcast all the way through. So I did know that the first one went that way but everybody? I haven’t caught up to all the others.
Yeah, no, no worries.
So everybody is going with first story.
No, everyone’s going with the second story is true.
I’m the only one going first story.
Okay. We’ll see if my gut check is right or wrong at the end of the season,
Yeah. Hey, you got to wait till the end of season. Will you stand alone in victory? Or will you be the one person because as I’ve had this discussion with other guests, it’s it would be truly the most Dramatic for everyone to have been right or everyone to have been wrong, right. But I think you’re doing all the collective guests a great service here by making sure, hey your not batting zero. and I know that’s not your reasoning, but at the very least you’re not batting zero.
Yeah. So and I have to say I identify with it. Yeah, it also makes me think back to my college days at Texas a&m many years ago, because, you know, back in the day, way too many years ago, I almost missed an exam.
Really? Oh, pray tell.
you could not back in whatever this was 1993 or four whatever year.
You know there was no online. I’m gonna brush my teeth and pop onto my take my take my final. No, I literally stayed up all night studying for a journalism exam. Because that was my minor.
And it was a big one. And I overslept. I did not set my alarm. And I woke up and I lived a good 10 minute drive from campus and then you got to park and then you gotta run into the building
Oh my gosh, yeah, that’s horrifying.
I Literally opened my eyeballs with five minutes to get to campus.
That seems like too few.
It was not cool. I go I did not you know me miss priss who always goes dressed and hair fixed. Literally in her jammies gets in her grand Jeep Cherokee Laredo flies her butt to campus.
Oh, yeah, totally.
Blows the door open and just looks at the professor like, oh, dear God, please let me take this test. There’s like, there was a small class because it was an upper level class.
Yeah. 20 of us.
Let me take the exam. I got my old school blue book out which I’ll see a little blue notebook, blue cover called the Blue Book. The writing exam. Had to like put pen to Paper.
Yeah, well, I have to do that. Thank you very much. That’s crazy. Wow.
I did make the exam I did get an A in the class. They did. Let me take it but
amazing. Hey, that’s all that counts.
I think all that together has led me to go with poor Justin and his hand and your almost missed exam.
Yeah. Hey, biases is wonderful thing? Is that the only reason? Anything else anything? That’s fair. Hey, no.
It just seems like one of those crisis things that would happen.
Yeah, it really does. Well, wonderful. Thank you. Yes. I’m so glad that you’re taking a stand here for us. And for all the guests.
Amazing. Well, thank you so much. Well, thank you so much for joining me. I think today, we learned that there are no murders Stallions in your midst. But you can always say that Gator gotcha worst comes to worse. Well, thank you very much, Stacy for joining me. Where can listeners find more of you?
Well, you know, I don’t really have much of a presence outside of my work and home life. So my, my recommendation would be folks, tune into your show and continue to listen to these awesome episodes.
Ah, well, thank you so much. Hey, mom at heart.
Not even my mom. So sweet. Thank you so much. Well, that’s amazing. Thank you for joining me.
Thanks for having me.
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