Yes, I do write fiction. And yes, I HAVE been known to use hyperbole on occasion. But, come on! Did that story sound like it was made up? Would anyone make up a story like that about themselves and then publish it for the world to laugh at?
Well, okay, some might. But here's the proof!
There! You can see the offending metal cans. The two intact ones are hiding the chipped bricks in the house wall (don't tell Carol!) The squashed, pounded and folded one that so damaged my ego is sitting in the foreground. What? You say you can't see it clearly?
Well, okay. Here's another shot of it by itself.
I could have included the sledge hammer in the picture along with the cans, but I really didn't want to handle that thing again for a while until the blister and the bruises heal.