Cancer Can’t Beat My Sister, But Golden Monkey Can Beat Me

About this Monkey Tale

Submitted by Erik Bond

As a celebration of my younger sister's five-year anniversary of being in remission from Hodgkin's Lymphoma she contracted at 16, the family went out to celebrate. And celebrate we did.

The Golden Monkey was flowing at the local bar we frequent. And of course, Golden Monkey is one of the better tasting Belgian Tripels out there, so they went down very easily. Unfortunately for me, however, they all hit at once. And by all, I mean six.

Fast forward to getting home (safely and responsibly), it's time to go to bed as I was feeling great at the time. Turn around to go upstairs and trip over my cat who was right under my feet. Fall forward, smashing my eyebrow on the edge of the steps to go upstairs. Somehow I wasn't knocked unconscious, but the fall caused a nasty gash on my eyebrow and nose that led to my eye being swollen shut for over a week.

Needless to say I had a RUDE awakening the next morning as I was supposed to go to work. Simply put, I didn't go to work! I now #RespectTheMonkey, always.

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