Always Root for the Underdog
Growing up, I always preferred Donald over Mickey. I always felt sorry for Donald and wanted him to come out on top. Where Mickey was a stuck-up little rodent with a high-pitched voice, Donald struggled with inner demons, like a raging temper.
I always root for the underdog, and compared to Mickey, Donald never got ahead. That same mentality led me to buy my first Mac, back in the 90s. It’s also why I stubbornly cling to my eight and a half-year old PowerBook. I’ve turned it into the underdog. The hottest thing since sliced bread in December 2003, my PowerBook was among the first to come off the assembly line, sporting a brand new aluminum enclosure. It was revolutionary, beautiful and state-of-the-art. It was also a small fortune.
The other day, I thought about one Donald Duck cartoon in particular, Donald’s Tire Trouble. As you can see from the pics, I found myself in a similar predicament. Here I was, pumping up an RV tire with a bicycle pump. Good times.
Luckily for me, I didn’t resort to chewing the wheel, but take my word that pumping a truck tire to 48psi with a pump that doesn’t fit properly is not a fun way to spend an afternoon.