Last week, a woman who had it all - a good job, a nice house, a wonderful husband, a beautiful son, an obedient dog and caring friends and family members - got a little more. She went bowling.
I know what you're thinking: 'b*tch'. It doesn't seem quite fair that a woman with a 100-pound lap dog also gets to go bowling. Here's where the story takes a turn.
This trip was the woman's first in at least three years. Sad, but she can't remember the last time she went bowling. And she's not alone. Millions of people across the country suffer from Post-Bowling Depression.
Post-Bowling Depression, or PBD, occurs when women, and more rarely, men, take long hiatuses between bowling excursions. The excitement of the day is followed by plans to go again - soon. But for many, soon never comes. Before they know it, weeks, months, and in extreme cases, even years go by before the sufferer bowls again.
How can you help the Foundation to Promote Bowling and PBD sufferers? Offer them a ride to the local bowling alley. Bowl with them. Watch their kids while they bowl. It doesn't take a lot of time or money to help promote bowling and fight Post-Bowling Depression. You can make a difference.