This morning I was standing at my front door about ready to leave for work when I saw my morning cup o’ coffee sitting on my … wait for it … coffee table! Anyway, I only had the chance to take a couple of sips earlier as I was running around late as usual, so the mug was still almost full.
Because I am a coffee fiend, just one look at that lonely little coffee mug and I had to walk over to savor just a couple more sips. The task had only taken thirty seconds tops, but because I am always running late I remember deliberately and specifically thinking, “I wonder how this tiny little detour will affect my fate today? What would have happened if I had not stopped for just a couple more sips?”
And sure enough, I found out exactly what detours can do for your day when a couple of minutes later I got in my car and pulled up to the stop light outside my apartment. The light turned green and the little red pick-up truck directly in front of me entered the intersection.
And sure enough, flying-in from the left, came another bigger pick-up truck blasting through the intersection and I watched it slam right into the little truck right in front of me. Trashing it.
And I saw the whole thing coming, too. I saw the bigger truck coming in from the left, not slowing down and I even had enough time to think, “Holy shit-that guys gonna cause an accident.”
And he did. And I am not trying to be hippy-dippy or anything, but you know, holy shit.
And no, there is no moral of the story to be like, embroidered on a pillow, like, “sometimes ya just gotta stop and smell the coffee that way it might just delay you enough to keep you from pulling into an intersection at the wrong time!”
I am not saying that. I am just saying it was weird. I am just saying I wonder if I am missing something.
And now that I have that all out I am just saying shut the fuck up already, ann-frank.
That is all.