A day on a trampoline
Summer vacation had just started. Slouching about the house, my friend Jisu and I was wondering what we could do. My hometown was a small countryside with not much things to do. We could just stay in the house and watch tv while eating crisps or ride a bike like we always did, but we wanted to do something different. Jisu suddenly perked up and said, 'Oh I wish we could go to a theme park, wouldn't that be great?" but I snapped, "Don't make me laugh." Then suddenly I had an idea. " I know a perfect replacement！ Let's trampoline！ " Jisu agreed at once, and we set off.
It was a hot summer's day. The sun was glaring down on us, and I felt like walking across a desert. I was just starting to wonder whether we have made a right decision when we reached our destination. There were no one else playing. We paid 1000won for an hour and we went galloping to trampoline. We bounced up and down. We leaped high in the air, shrieking with laughter all the while. 'This is brilliant！ I am practically flying！' I thought. But slowly the heat was starting to get to me. Our laughter soon faded. I asked, " Is it just me or do you feel awfully hot?" Jisu bellowed while bouncing " I'm sweating all over！" It was such a hot day that hardly anyone appeared in the street but if they did, and saw two girls on a trampoline, they gave a look that said ' how can anyone possibly bounced up and down like that in this weather?" I was sweating like mad and worst of all, I felt sick. I looked around and saw that Jisu looked even worse. She sagged in her spot, her eyes unfocused. "Do you want to go home?"I asked, cause she looked like she wanted that more than anything. "No", came the feeble voice. "We paid for an hour, so we still have half hour left." So we bounced up and down again. It was like being tortured. Finally unable to stand it any longer, I said," I don't care how much time we got left, let's go ". This time she didn't need to be asked twice. "Going already?" the manger called behind us.
Going back home was another matter. The pavement looked so black and fiery , I could swear you could fry a bacon on it. Not even a breeze swept by. Everything seemed to be blazing and sizzling. My legs were shaking and I could not keep my eyes open because of the sun. We bought ice cream on the way to cool off the heat, which somehow made us even thirstier. We staggered the way back home in silence for what seemed like hours. That night I was ill. I felt dizzy and my whole body was drained of energy. Jisu, who was always a bit delicate, texted me saying "I feel like dying."
So much time had passed and we still recall this embarrassing incident. We chortle, "Remember? We must have gone mad！ Just because of 1000won and let ourselves fall in to a disaster！ Honestly, I never felt so hot in all my life. ", "Yeah, if we have spent the whole hour, we would have needed an ambulance to pick us up！" Though there was nothing funny about the incident itself, the bitterness have gone and now amusement have taken its place.