Thursday, June 02, 2011
Dr. Seuss day
Do you remember that Dr. Seuss book, "Oh the Thinks you can Think!" ?
One of the lines from it that I really laughed over as a kid was, "Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!"
Translate to my life and it would be, "Oh the things you can fuck up if only you try!" That would have been my subject line, but the last time I used the word "fuck" in a post one of my friends took me off of her blog roll so as not to offend some other friends. (Don't worry, I understand.)
So yesterday was a prime example of why my life is *really* a sitcom. I was so embarrassed afterwards that I e-mailed several friends about it (sorry for those of you who are re-reading it here), just to make them laugh, so I could get *some* good out of it. And also because I was so embarrassed I just had to tell someone!
In the morning, I had coffee with a new volunteer at my work to discuss some ways he could get more involved. We were meeting at a coffee shop that I hadn't been to before.
About a block away, I see out of the corner of my eye a guy who looks like him, sitting right by the front window. I wave enthusiastically and go in and this happy guy says, "Hi, I'm Steve!"
Which is not the name of my volunteer.
I felt like a complete idiot. Especially because he looked really disappointed when I said, "Um, it's not you."
My volunteer said, "Hey, you probably made his day!"
Why? Did he think he was going to get lucky? Don't answer that.
Then I get home and realize the maintenance guy has been in to fix the sink and all of my underwear is hanging out to dry.