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2009 At-Risk Survivor

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A Clear Lesson
2009 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin

(personal account) A college roommate related the following story. When she was younger she accidentally ran right through the glass sliding doors. Ouch! After that painfully "clear" lesson, they put decals on the doors to help prevent it from happening again.

Home for the school break, she was doing some chores for her parents and she decided to clean the sliding glass doors. She took off the decals, put them aside, and began to polish the glass. Then the family dog sidetracked her. When she returned to the kitchen a few minutes later, she had already forgotten about those glass doors.

She saw her sister in the backyard, walked at a fast pace toward her, and smashed right through them again!

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