Monday, June 28, 2010

Dear Monday

photo by me
It all started when I woke up this morning and it all went downhill from there.  Tell me, do you ever have days like that too?

By 9:00 AM I found myself lying flat on my back on the office floor at work like a crippled old lady.  Why?  Because my back went out.  Just like a crippled old lady.  But the world does seem so much more interesting when viewed from the floor up.

Unable to move well, I went to pick up a corner shelf I had decided to purchase from the classifieds.  It was much larger and heavier than I had though and wouldn't fit any which way inside our little red car.  So I thought I'd be extra independent and self-relient and hoist it on to the roof and tie it down with ropes.  It looked pretty good, if I do say so myself.  Kind of like a canoe or something perched on top of our little red car.

A block down the road and I realized I probably shouldn't drive on the freeway like this so I called my sister to bring her SUV to help me out.  While on the phone, at a stop light, I watched my $15 corner shelf slide off the back of the car and into the traffic behind me.  I may have slipped a curse word.  Maybe. 

While the shelf stayed mostly intact, it scratched a big scratch down the trunk of our little red car.

Mortified, horrified, and completely humiliated, I pulled my car over and ran to my shelf in the middle of the road, still in my skirt and crippled old lady back.  A kind stranger picked up my shelf and set it on the side of the road for me.  I then parked my car nearby and waited for my sister to rescue me.  I may have cried a little.  Maybe.

And then I took my sister to the wonder that is Yogurt Stop to make everything better.  There is little in life that cannot be made better with a tart frozen yogurt topped with juicy berries.

But probably I should not have even got out of bed today. 

Dear Monday,
You suck.
That is all.


Gordita said...

Thank goodness for nice sisters with SUVs. And kind strangers. Sorry your Monday was so dumb.

Ashley and Devin said...

awwwww kourt. i laughed and just about cried for you reading this! i wish i was there and i could have hugged you and we could have laughed while waiting for your sister!

vickyj said...

When did your sister get an SUV?