One of those days…

April 7, 2008 at 9:46 am (Uncategorized)

Two posts in one morning after a brief hiatus…well, it’s just that this morning has been filled with bits of the ridiculous. 

I left my house this morning on time.  I walked down the street, took a left, and reached into my pocket to check for my T pass (habit, since I had just taken it out of my bag and put it in there not three minutes earlier).  No T pass.  I stopped, checked again, and again, empty pocket.

So I pulled open my bag and rooted around.  It wasn’t in the side pocket where I keep it.  It wasn’t floating around in the main compartment.  After a minute of this, I turned around, figuring that in the confusion of making sure I had my keys and getting a bag for my lunch, I had left it on the kitchen counter instead of putting it in my pocket like I was supposed to.

It wasn’t on the kitchen counter.  I looked in the dining room, on the floor, even opened the cabinet with the plastic bags to see if I had dropped it in there.  I went through my bag again.  Finally, I shrugged and figured I’d find it later, made sure I had two bucks for the T, and headed out again.

There, in the middle of my street, was my T pass.

Don’t ask me how it got there.  I know I didn’t reach into my pocket at that point in my walk.  With a sigh, I started forward…and stopped short.  Rumbling down the street was the friendly orange public works truck (a.k.a. the garbage truck).  Sure enough, it came to a halt right on top of my T pass.

So here I am, standing at the foot of my driveway, waiting for the garbagemen to take my garbage and roll on so I can get my T pass.  They looked at me funny.  I smiled, and that made them look at me funnier.

In the end, I got the T pass, was now ten minutes late, but the sun was shining so I didn’t feel so blue.  Until I got two blocks away and realized I had forgotten a folder of important documents on the dining room table.


  1. Ian said,

    LOL- What are the odds of a garbage truck pulling up *right then* and stopping on your T-Pass???

  2. joanarc4 said,

    Well, it is a big truck and a teeny tiny T pass…

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