Two minutes

My car reads thirty-five degrees. It is chilly outside. I didn’t expect to be in my car this morning.

I walked my dog at sunrise. I’ve seen the sunrise way too often lately. But I was in a rush to catch the shuttle. I’ve been taking a shuttle to work lately. One of my “save the human race schemes.” I always thought it was “save the planet,” but someone made a good point that the planet will survive; we won’t.

I managed to get to the shuttle stop with two minutes to spare. If I catch the early shuttle, sometimes the driver will drop me off at my building if I’m the last one off. That would be nice on a day that has a temperature of thirty-five degrees.

I wanted to take the shuttle because I’m going to a concert after work. The dog walker is going to stop by and walk Perl. And then I could just get a ride home after the concert. I had it all planned out.

I took out my phone at the bus stop. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have to take off my gloves to use it. I had two minutes, so I checked my calendar to see what else is on the schedule for today. Tutoring.

I forgot tutoring.

I thought for just a moment of calling in sick. Then I hung my head and walked back home to get my car. I like tutoring. My girls this year are adorable. I can’t believe I forgot.

Two more minutes and I would have been on the shuttle and I would have had to call in forgetful. That would have been worse.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mom on December 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Nice that you checked your calendar before you boarded the shuttle! Shuttle tomorrow!

    Reply

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