Slice of Life

Daily Post Day 67: Childhood memory of a VCR

My brother & me, circa late 1980s/1990s

Video tape was stuck in the VCR.

“What should we do?” asked my brother.

We were both under ten years old, unsure of what choices we had.

“We should..we should keep watching the video until it pops out!”

So then we spent a full night, watching the movie Cool Runnings over and over again. By the time dawn arrived, we had many lines memorized.

You’d like to see your face on a Wheaties box!

Come on, Jamaica: say someSING.

Our aunt woke up and asked us why we weren’t asleep.

“Dunno,” we replied.

Then suddenly, magically, the video tape popped out of the VCR in the morning.