For every tragic kidnapping or murder victim, there are those who barely got away. Similarly, for every fatal car crash or freak accident, there's a parallel situation where all parties miraculously survived. When you're a survivor of an extremely close call, it's wild to consider how differently it all could have ended.
So I was I'd say around 10 years old, and my family decides to take the dog for a walk. I decide I want to rollerblade, and make big circles around my family as they walk. At one point I end up a block ahead of my family, and a rusty beat up truck pulls up and stops, and a dude jumps out. I remember him having a super short beard.
He says "hey kid, check this out!" and he pulls out a skateboard, and rides it on the street and says "pretty cool skateboard huh kid? You want it?" I, being completely happy with my roller blades, say "no thank you!" He says "come on! It's free! Just come over here and take it!" I say "No, I like my rollerblades!"