Monthly Archives: February 2015

The drop off

All of my children at some point when they were the last in the line on the school drop off route suffered from my absent mindedness. On a few occasions I found myself looking back to find a silent little tot sitting in the back seat with a look of confusion but also excitement in their eyes. Off late that hasn’t happened in a while, but I still find myself looking back with a feeling of anxiousness in my heart that I forgot something … But the back seat is empty.

New sandals

The sole of my sandals came loose a few months ago, so I took out the staple gun and fired a few staples into them. Unfortunately every other week the staples pull loose and I had to staple them again. Eventually the whole sole just ripped off one day and I had to concede to my wife’s advice to just buy new ones. As I was throwing them away acknowledging that their lifespan has been reached, I thought to myself – I’ll just run to the store tomorrow and replace them.

Three weeks of walking around bare footed in the house and finding excuses for why I can’t take the garbage out or go outside when needed to; I find myself in the mall looking for new sandals.

Now I know exactly what I want and where I’ll find it and I know they going to fit just right and I’ll be happy with them. How? Because I’m going to get me the same pair I wore for the last decade.

But instead of doing this I end up going to 7 other stores trying on different types, all of which were just wrong and eventually end up at the store I intended going to; buying the sandal I always buy.

Why did I go to the other stores? My wife went with me and pointed out all the other stores we walked pass on our way to ‘the store’. ¬†At the time her logic – how do you know they don’t have what you want if you didn’t even know they were there – seemed reasonable; but looking back that makes no sense. Of course they don’t have what I want. If they did, I’d know of their existence.

But I must be thankful that at least my wife got me to the store …