Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Cards

I'm now feeling ill.  Sore throat, runny nose, exhaustion. Sundry aches and pains. You get the drill.  Ho hum.  I could hardly get out of bed this morning, but get up I did.  Because of my bravery.

 I lingered a little at home, hoping for a 2 hour delay.  Snow was falling and I heard some other schools had cancelled.  No luck, so I sucked it up and headed in.

After 2 hours or so, someone came in and whispered, "School's closing early today.  12:30."  I swear I could see golden light radiating from this visitor's glorious crown.  I was in such blissful shock at my good fortune, I was rendered speechless.  I thought, "I'm going to make it.  12:30 is 120 minutes away.  I can do this.  I can be back in bed by 12:50 if I play my cards right."

About 20 minutes after that, the visitor returned and whispered, "Hey, I was wrong about the school closing.  It's only one school in the district, because they're having a power outage.  Sorry. I read the email incorrectly."

Again struck dumb, I lowered myself into a nearby chair, forcing myself not to hold my head in my hands and begin wailing.  The Thirdlander writers continued on with their work, and after a few minutes, so did I. Again, my bravery came into play.  I made it through the day. After doing my oblogatory posting of Santa,  I'll be in bed by 8:15 pm.  Maybe Husbandman will make me a hot toddy if I play my cards right.

5 comments:

mm said...

I'm certain Husbandman made a hot toddy although I think the colleague should have delivered one due to the misinformation!

Anonymous said...

A hot toddy is just what you need!
N

Indiana Rock on a California Roll said...

lol "oblogatory"

KC said...

Oh my god. That person who told you about the release needs to be punished. Swiftly.

Anonymous said...

It's was just cruel.
jw