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21. Poor Little Spoiled Girl

21. Poor Little Spoiled Girl

Standing at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial I am reminded of humility.  I have been moping around like some poor little spoiled girl.  I know that life experiences are relative.  I can’t excuse, however, the way I have been pouting. It is not as if I’m a protester fighting vicious dogs turned on me … Continue reading

20. Soothing Short Bus Panic

20. Soothing Short Bus Panic

Years ago, when I was a teacher, my class was divided into reading groups.  When I met with the lowest reading group we read a version of Jack and Jill.  I followed up with comprehension questions.  I asked why Jill followed Jack and tumbled down the hill.  The girl laying on the table letting drool escape from her … Continue reading

C’est la vie

C’est la vie

I was late to the meeting. I told her that I needed five more minutes to wrap up a report I was working on. She smiled and obliged me. Of course she let me take my time. She smiled patiently as I got comfortable in the leather seat opposite her at the conference table. It … Continue reading

Hump Day Lube

Hump Day Lube

I was glad that the roads were precipitation free as I barreled down Pennsylvania Avenue. The last thing I needed was to hit a patch of black ice the first night winter descended on Washington DC. Jiffy Lube closed at 7.  It was 6:45. After sliding past many yellow lights I promptly made it there by … Continue reading

10. Jerry Maguire Style

10. Jerry Maguire Style

My eyes shrunk back into their sockets to the size of slits.  I tried to sit up straight.  I stretched my spine from tip to tip.  Surely, a succession of zzzzzs were going to escape from my mouth like some kind of garish cartoon, before my forehead hit the conference table.  I didn’t want to … Continue reading

4. Hazy Eyed Gwen Stefani Pompadour

4. Hazy Eyed Gwen Stefani Pompadour

I wasn’t exactly looking forward to it.  I decided to go against my better judgment.  My company is young and fresh out of college.  I’m the oldest in my department.  It’s really nice being managed by a woman four years my junior.  (Do you detect the sarcasm?)  Last year the wine spilled all night.  That … Continue reading