Monday, March 02, 2009

Mild annoyance from above

Life is full of surprises. Some people consider this one of its charms, a position that’s always been baffling to me. Case in point: last Thursday afternoon, while I was inoffensively going about my business, a flower pot that someone had evidently positioned insecurely fell from its perch and hit me. Luckily it hit me in the shoulder instead of the head, but it’s still a hell of a shock to have a heavy object whack you from out of nowhere from above and cover you in a shower of dirt.

So basically, my life has turned into a cartoon. And, sadly, it’s a traditional American cartoon based around subjecting the protagonist to sadistic and increasingly outlandish physical abuse, not one of the Japanese ones about an endearingly nerby schlub forced by circumstances to pilot some sort of 50-foot battle robot and/or share a house with a group of foxy female stock characters who are inexplicably attracted to him. Life is not fair.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can relate: Once, about 10 years ago, I was enjoying a peaceful night's sleep when suddenly out of nowhere, I was rudely awakened by a cascade of ice-cold water directly on my head. My wife (g/f at the time) had left a large glass of water on the window ledge above our bed, and her cat had brushed it off as she walked by it.

Nothing more disorienting than an inadvertant cold shower while you're fast asleep in a warm bed. I'm sure it would have been comical to see my reaction, but at the time, I didn't find it too amusing.