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A Spell

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When I experienced a brief period of mishaps yesterday, it brought to mind having “one of those days.” It also had me wondering about the possibility of a TIA or some other medical malady. Mostly, I felt a sensation of being under a spell that temporarily had me not fully in control of my usual faculties.

It started as I was about to leave work. I think I was tired. I had my car keys in my hand, along with my wallet and an envelope, as I reached to grab the strap of my lunch bag. With a gesture that pretty much made it look completely intentional, the keys flew out of my hand and landed on the back corner of my desk, then slid down to the floor, settling in the most difficult to reach spot possible.

I had to get down on my hands and knees and crawl under my desk in order to stretch my arm to the limit so I could retrieve them. It wasn’t all that difficult, but seemed significantly so when factoring in the feeling of embarrassment over having “dropped” them with such purposeful gusto.

I barely made it out the door when I realized I still had on my reading glasses, which I normally keep in my desk drawer. One fluster led to the next. The second time I walked outside, I pressed the key fob and accidentally set off my car alarm. Upon starting the car, I prepared to back out of the parking spot, except I had put the car in “Drive” and it rocked forward.

I thought these things were supposed to come in threes.

On the drive home, I discovered my phone had slipped from a side pocket in my pants. While feeling for it on, and beside the seat, I knocked it out of reach to the floor below. When I later stopped to pick up some tools, I forgot about the phone on the floor and went inside without it. Too bad I needed it to check with Cyndie about a purchase.

At the checkout station, I tried using my new bank card with the chip in it, but failed multiple times because I didn’t know what I was doing. You don’t swipe these cards, you insert them into a reader. While messing with that, with my wallet in my hand, I turned the wallet upside down and dumped my license and medical cards all over the floor.

It was beginning to make me feel like I was having one of those days.

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Written by johnwhays

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

Posted in Chronicle

2 Responses

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  1. Ouch! Take a nap and start fresh…..

    Marebare

    April 15, 2016 at 4:18 pm


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