Monday, December 3, 2012

I have.


The awkward. The uncomfortable. The moments you want to just shake off and pretend they never happened. 

Sheesh eh?

Have you ever bent down to listen more carefully to some adorable child who then immediately open-mouth sneezed in your face? I have.

Has someone ever woken you with a phone call but you assured them repeatedly that you had indeed been awake for several hours and by the time you finally move on to the point of the phone call no one wants to talk anymore because the lie hangs there like someone just opened up a big old container of egg salad? I have.

Have you ever had real, honest conversation with someone and then referred to that someone by the wrong name? Yup. I have.

Have you ever caught a ride with someone and then discovered they drive like a toddler’s attention span but it would be impolite to say something so you grit your teeth and gasp only on the inside? I have.

Have you ever eaten the garnish? I have.

Have you ever wasted precious time obsessing about your own stupidity? I have.

Here’s the thing: not experiencing the moments that you could have done without would mean not experiencing the moments you could have done without. Where’s the fun in that? 

Just. Enjoy. Life. More.

5 comments:

Adam said...

I hate being in a car with someone I don't know too well. I knew roller coasters less scary.

Didactic Pirate said...

Fine. I'll try and inhabit my Doofus Moments more. Darn you and your wisdom.

Al Penwasser said...

Very true.
Still, I'd rather not relive the moment when my infant son shotgun blasted me in the face when I was changing his diaper.
And I don't mean he sprinkled, either.

Vinny C said...

My most awkward moment: Meeting who clearly remember me & don't have a clue who they are. Believe me, that happens A LOT. People I went to primary school with have told me I have the same face as when I was five, which gives me a looooong list of names and faces to forget.

wendy said...

I have had my share of ..."those kind of moments" as well.
So, I hope to never have to experience those moments, that actually are kinda fun to experience.

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