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protective equipment

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Comment from barbara.wilkey
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I enjoyed reading this contest entry. I am positive you will not forget this. LOl Good luck with the contest.

les stairs; or via a fast rope straight through the middle of that black pit! (less?)

They gave me a helmet and a pair of leather gloves. I got scared by the depth: "Mamacita, I changed my mind, no more ropas for me, I want to camino el steriono." My guide said:" No seniorita, no afraid; there are people at the bottom, will catch you." He pushed me over the edge and screamed:" hold tight", of course I didn't! (The use of quotation marks in this paragraph completely confused me. Each dialogue gets it own paragraph. The way I read it, and I could be wrong, like I said, it's confusing, is -

They gave me a helmet and a pair of leather gloves. I got scared by the depth. "Mamacita, I changed my mind, no more ropas for me, I want to camino el steriono."

My guide said, "No seniorita, no afraid; there are people at the bottom, will catch you." He pushed me over the edge and screamed, "hold tight."

Of course I didn't!)


 Comment Written 21-Feb-2021


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2021
    Thank you so much for your review:)
Comment from T.E. Loper
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So, let me get this straight: you visit the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula and can't think of anything better to do than try and kill yourself? Of course, knowing my luck, I would have taken the stairs and wound up breaking my neck as I fell down them! People say we do things like sky diving and bungee jumping and roping to remind us that we're still alive. These days, I try to limit my exciting adventures to venturing out into the snow to get the mail--WITH gloves!

Protective equipment certainly had a hand (pun intended) in rescuing you, but I bet that initial prayer had more to do with it. I really enjoyed this story, Iza. Good luck!

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2021


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2021
    Thank you so much, and I really don't know who really pushed me to make that choice:) my poor Guardian Angel he never gets a dull moment with me:)
Comment from Pantygynt
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It seems to me that you have no sense of self preservation whatsoever. Most would have clung to that rope like leeches. The gloves were there to stop your handfs from bursting into flame.

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2021


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2021
    Yup and for slowing down the descend:) I wen 50 meters in free fall and then realized that I might kill myself if I don't slow down.
Comment from sandramitchell
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OMG! Iza, you were either incredibly brave, or incredibly mad, to have done that! It would have scared the life out of me! But I bet it was worth it once you'd had that safe landing. Is that a picture of the place? It does look Heavenly. Well done, and good luck in the contest. :)) Sandra xxx

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2021


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2021
    I am not sure if I am brave or super dumb to put myself in extreme situations:) I guess the second is closed to reality:) And yes that is a picture of that place.
Comment from lyenochka
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Is cenote a place? I was not familiar with it.

I wasn't sure what happened but going down by rope does not sound safe at all. And the oversized gloves were for what?

Thank God you were safe!

Typos:
I am promise God, (remove "am")
cenotewas Dzitnup. (cenote was)

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 Comment Written 21-Feb-2021


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2021
    Hi Helen and thank you so much for your review and the grammar corrections as usual, you are the best:)
Comment from Elizabeth Emerald
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Is this for real?!

Every time I am [OMIT: almost] close to a death experience I PROMISE God,

My husband, wise man, he CHOSE the stairs. I opted for the rope. As I approached the launching spot, I realized my DESCENT will be bumpy.

Now, I know the gloves were for smoothing my DESCENT.


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 Comment Written 20-Feb-2021


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2021
    Thank you so much for the grammar review and the suggestions:) I hope you enjoyed my story, and yes if for real:)