It’s not one of those days

You know how some days you see a cold, dirty, sad homeless guy and you want to run to the ATM and withdraw what little you have left to hand over with a kiss?

You know how some days you look at the guy in the hospital cafeteria who is getting his toast out of the toaster and you think, “I hope you electrocute yourself.” And then wish, for his sake, that he weren’t in a hospital, because it’d be too easy to make it after the electrocution?

You know how you pour all your energy into an event, trying in every way to do your best and make everything come out just right, and after the event it turns out it didn’t really matter, and that some of the stuff you did was genius, and some of the stuff you did was a waste of time, and in the balance nobody really cares but you, anyway?

You know how some days you’re all uptight and anal about parenting exactly the best possible way, making your own life a living hell to give your kids a slight edge on being happier and healthier later in life?

You know how some days you just don’t care how you parent, handing over treat after treat, offering new toys from the rainy day closet, and smacking ’em on the arm (though you said you’d never, ever, ever) when they repeatedly get down from the table to grind pinto beans into the only rug in the house?

You know how some days you want to find all your old friends, the ones with whom you haven’t spoken in years, just to tell them that you’re a better person now, and certainly more interesting, and that maybe they should be your friend again because you have a lot to offer? Really?

You know how some days you want to delete most of your friends out of your phone and PDA and contact file and old, paper Rolodex because the bastards don’t ever seem to call or write anymore, and if they’re always going to wait for you to make the effort, then they can f*ck off?

You know how some days you just need a nap?

You know how some days you want to do yoga, then go running, then start a business, then volunteer, then write a novel, then go to the gym?

Yeah, well it’s not one of those days.

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4 thoughts on “It’s not one of those days

  1. I suggest a handful of chocolates and a medium coke from McDonalds. While you sit in your car (preferably alone) getting manic off of the sugar, lean your head back and breathe deeply. Days like these usually come one at a time. That means tomorrow has got to be better. And if it’s not, shit, you’re already at McDonalds. Might as well order breakfast…

    Sincerely,
    The Enabler

  2. C.
    you make me laugh! i think if you lived on the east coast, in baltimore, we’d be great friends and our little rotters could roll around in the dirt and sand in the back yard for hours and then they’d all take three hour naps while we drank coffee and scotch and planned out our next book project funded by the obama administration’s wpa project. god bless america.
    J.

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