What a Stupid Day

It had been one of the crappiest days I’d had.

I couldn’t concentrate on my work because of my anxiety, my psychiatrist, although empathetic, was probably tired of my calls, and my fingers were sore from texting Kimberloo (Mom go Something) my personal therapist, and I was pretty sure that this was the day I’d end up on the third floor tied to the bed.

And not because I was expecting a visit from Christian Grey.

Ahem.

The office was loud, bubbling over with happy giggles and stories from the weekend and people flowing in and out. I wanted quiet.

I peered out the window hoping for some calm.

For the warm wind rustling through the trees to somehow find its way into my office and settle the anxiety turning in my stomach.

And then I saw it.

A Muther Trucking Parking Ticket.

Are you kidding me?

I park there EVERY DAY!

I grabbed my purse and ran for the exit, not acknowledging the look of shock on my co-workers faces as I swore profusely on my way out.

“SON-OF-A-MUTHA WHO GIVES SOMEONE A TICKET WHO IS ALREADY ON THE BRINK OF A BREAK DOWN?”

When I reached my car I whisked the white piece of paper off of my windshield and felt its smooth surface between my fingers.

Nice stationary.

And then I laughed.

And I laughed!

Out loud on the street like a loon, but a full laugh that filled me with joy.

What a stupid day.

What a ridiculous thing to be so upset about.

EF you ticket.

But I really do like your choice of stationary.

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13 Responses to What a Stupid Day
  1. Rach (DonutsMama)
    June 24, 2012 | 10:03 pm

    But I’m glad you were able to laugh about it. See, you’re still you. 🙂

  2. Alison@Mama Wants This
    June 24, 2012 | 11:13 pm

    Laughter is a good way to tackle most things and situations!

    (I ignore parking tickets too, shhh)

  3. Lady Estrogen
    June 25, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Stationary is so effing hawt. Snort!

    Glad you’re still able to see the silliness.
    I always have to take a step back when something totally beyond my control makes me lose ma’shit.

  4. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger
    June 25, 2012 | 9:01 am

    I’m so glad you were able to laugh about it. I’m not very good at that. But yeah, funny how that one thing can feel like it tips the scales.

  5. katery
    June 25, 2012 | 11:03 am

    i’m glad it ended in laughter 🙂
    xoxo

  6. Teresa
    June 25, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    Ugh. It’s either laugh madly or cry, so I’m glad you laughed.

  7. Leigh Ann
    June 25, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    Oh I suck at laughing my way through ridiculous situations! I probably would have cried. Yay for you! It means you’re strong.
    And you like stationery. (So do I!)

  8. Sarcasm Goddess
    June 25, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    I was hoping the nice stationary turned out to be a love note! Glad you were able to laugh!

  9. Nic
    June 26, 2012 | 7:15 am

    Nice paper gets you every time 🙂 stupid ticket! Bill work for it 🙂

  10. Jess
    June 26, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    Stationary is very important when it comes to parking tickets. 😉

  11. Kimberly
    June 26, 2012 | 8:20 pm

    Someone told me this once: If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
    Next time shout to the sky and say that you’re going to have a bad fucking day.
    See how that pans out.
    Wait…don’t do that.

  12. Galit Breen
    June 27, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    I’m glad (and impressed) that you found the funny there, girl!

    {not my strength}

    xo

    • multitaskingmumma
      June 28, 2012 | 9:56 pm

      thank you Galit. It used to be mine but I lost it somewhere… hopefully I’ll find it again and use it more regularly.

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