|The Henry H Hezon Story (standard:humor, 660 words)|
|Author: Jimmy S Suggs||Added: Apr 08 2002||Views/Reads: 2052/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Henry is a insurance salesman in his mid 50s or so. He is overweight,and married with two children. He has been told by his doctor to find a hobby in order to improve his health.|
Henry H. Hezon Story Henry Hezon's Fishing Disaster Henry, an insurance salesman in the South had just gone for his yearly routine medical examination. His doctor said Henry's health was fine except for the fact that he worked too much. He suggested that he needed more exercise and maybe a hobby. Henry knew he was slightly overweight, but he did not like to exercise. His wife had repeatedly asked him to go walking with her but Henry always had an excuse for not going. Today, Henry decided he might take the doctor's advice and take up a hobby. Henry decided to go and see Frank, an old high school buddy who had just opened a sporting goods store. Maybe he could suggest a good healthy hobby. Frank was an ex-jock who still went to the gym regularly. Henry went by Frank's store and told him all about his problem. Frank suggested that Henry should buy an exercise machine. Henry did not like this idea because he knew there was too much work in using the machine. Frank started talking to Henry about fishing. "The thrill of getting out early in the morning is the best part," Frank said. He convinced Henry that all there was to fishing was to get into a boat and go. Henry hadn't fished since he was a small child, but he took Frank's advice. He went right down to the boat marina and put a down payment of a new boat. When he went home and told his wife, Henretta, she was mad to say the least. She started talking about how the car was not in good shape to pull a boat like that. Henry tried to convince her that everything would be all right. He was so excited about going fishing; it was all he talked about for the next few days. Finally, the big day arrived for Henry. Henry left the house very early on Saturday morning heading for the river in the adjoining county. When he arrived at the boat landing, there was a long line of others waiting to put their boats in the water. After a long wait, it was Henry's turn to back his boat down into the water. Henry had never backed a boat or anything else before. He started backing toward the dock. The boat went one way then the other. Each time he tried it, he seemed to get farther and farther away from the boat dock. A man, who had been watching Henry for several minutes, asked if he could try. The man got into Henry's car and backed the boat into the water the first time. He made it look so easy. Henry thanked the man and walked toward his boat with his fishing gear. As Henry got into his boat and pulled away from the pier, he thought he was off to find fish. Fishing was not as easy as it looked. He was not having any luck at all. Each place he cast his line, he kept getting it hung in the debris in the water or on the bank. Finally, after about two hours, Henry caught his first fish. He was feeling pretty good now. However, something happened to change that feeling. The game warden pulled up in a boat beside Henry. It seems that in his haste to go fishing, Henry had forgotten to buy a fishing license. After giving Henry a ticket, the game warden pulled away wishing Henry a good day. It was then that Henry decided to head for home. He began to feel better when he backed his trailer into the water the first time. Maybe things were looking up now he thought. As he was pulling the boat out of the water, he heard a strange sound coming from his car before it quit altogether. As the wrecker started to tow Henry home, he felt sure that fishing was not his hobby after all. Tweet
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