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Saturday, 17 September 2011

It always happens that way

After I wrote yesterday's post, about taking my snazzy shoes to Peterborough, I ended up today having to spend the day in bed.  I was really disappointed about it---the Pride Brunch and parade had been in my calendar since the end of May.  I guess I was tempting those beings who keep us from getting too excited, too self-righteous or too shoe-proud.

When I was younger, I remember calling in to work, claiming I was sick, when I really wanted to sparkle up my apartment before my parents came.  They called to say they couldn't make it after all; I said the right things but took out my frustration by kicking the kitchen floorboard and the long fork fell off the wall thingy where it was hanging and put a long scrape along my leg.  I know I deserved it, but I hated having to hobble in to work the next day, make a connection between "being sick" and having a huge bandage on my calf, while accepting everyone's sympathy.

And that's just the oldest of the many stories I could tell about how I always got what I deserved.

3 comments:

  1. you're too hard on yrself. hope u're ok.

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  2. What rdl said.
    You don't deserve to be sick ... unless you stayed up all night drinking yourself silly. Then, okay.

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  3. How disappointing for you! You must take those snazzy shoes somewhere soon.

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