How to Puddle Stomp

192; Puddle jumping, by Sara. Nel on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license

It’s springtime in Oregon. The parking lots are filled with opportunities, uh, puddles. Taking advantage of these opportunities is easy:

  • Survey the scene to ensure no one is watching.
  • Stomp with only one foot at a time. Stomping with both feet results in soggy shoes and soppy socks (if you’re wearing any).
  • Lift the “off” foot about six inches to keep it above the splash zone.
  • Avoid puddles deeper than about 2-3 inches unless you’re wearing waterproof boots.

On second thought, there’s only one rule for puddle stomping:

  • Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!

For advanced springtime fun, consider dancing in the rain.
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