Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Things in Threes

My mother used to say that things generally happen in threes.
I would have to agree with her. 
  Sadly, for me, the three things aren’t generally good things.

Most people would say that Murphy’s Laws are in effect.   
Sadly, again, I’ve adopted the name Mrs. Murphy.  

Today I was Mrs. Murphy.

On the way to a class, running slightly behind schedule always, I reached my car realizing that the elastic on my underwear died.  
That’s not a good thing for skinny people, but even worse for a person of my virtue.

I started driving down the road and realized, I didn’t have on any deodorant. 
I whirled into a convenient store parking lot and miraculously found the last roll-on for women.   
The interesting part was trying to put on deodorant in my car, in a parking lot, without being able to take of my shirt.  
I believe the shirt wore more deodorant than me.

Later on in the day, I set up  a presentation using a Smart board for the background. 
In moving it to the right location, I ran over my foot, taking the skin off one toe and cutting another.  Thankfully, I understand who I am and keep a first aid kit in my purse.

Three things within 4 hours. 

Toward the end of the day, I was asked to participate in learning how to cast a fishing line.  
Without blinking, I said, “Thanks but I’m already wearing a Band-Aid.”
And, the day hasn’t ended yet.

Welcome to my world.


  1. Oh, the things that bedevil us. Do you think it might work if you expect three good things to happen? Like finding the perfect parking spot, cafeteria serving real food, and no traffic jam?
    Good luck. Of course, that wouldn't be as funny, but hey it's easier on the body.

  2. Momma said there'd be days like this. Hope it's just one! Cute story, Helen!

  3. I believe in the power of Threes, too. Your day could have been because Mercury is Retrograde..soon to end.

  4. and you are the third child? On days like that, you take a Worsham holiday....don't move out of the bed for 24 hours.