Thank Goodness for Small Miracles

I just wanted to take time to express my appreciation for the little things. You know, the stop and smell the roses on the way kind of things in life. I had two such experiences this morning on the way to work. Firstly, I was stopped at a light when a car pulled up and stopped to the left of the truck in front of me. The passenger in the car opened his door to spit, which is great, because who hasn’t needed to hock a loogie from the car, right? Well, here comes the good part. He was holding the door open with his right hand and hocked that loogie not onto the road, but right on the sleeve of his blue jacket. The mix of frustration and disgust on his face was almost as awesome as watching him try to wipe the spit off with his other hand. Then he just gave up and closed the door. In case you didn’t know, the amusement I felt at his misfortune is a prime example of schadenfreude. Which is the German word for “ha ha!”

My second little miracle came while I was on the canyon road, almost to work. I wasn’t late, in fact, I was about 40 minutes early (yes, I love where I work that much), but I was speeding, just cruising along listening to and dancing along with JT and Timbaland (just try not to dance to this song). Then I saw a sheriff parked on the side of the road. In the past three years, I’ve never seen one like that, just sitting there, waiting for me to come speeding by. As I slammed on the brakes, I looked down to see how fast I was going. 55. That’s 15 over the limit. CRAP. I slowed down to 40 and waited for the lights. But they didn’t come. I kept going 40, slowing down even more on the steep turns, waiting to see Mr. Omar Sheriff behind me at any minute. I had lost sight of him as the road is quite curvy (sexy!). He never showed. I fully expected karma to get me after taking so much pleasure at the guy who spat on his arm just minutes before, but she was kind today. Maybe the little show at the stoplight and the oblivioius/merciful/apathetic cop WERE karma, a treat for me for something good I’ve done recently (like leaving no trace of the two-day kegger I threw at The Coolest Family Ever’s house, which I’m watching while they’re in Italy).

Published in: on November 17, 2007 at 6:47 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. I love you so much right now. Come visit me.

  2. A small miracle, eh? I did something similar once as I brushed my teeth whilst driving to the dentist. I then spit out the window, only to splay the entire stream of saliva and toothpaste all over the side of my newly-waxed car.

    Miracles, indeed.

  3. P.S. I finally updated you on my blogroll. It only took four months.

  4. i’m jealous you witnessed that. amazing.

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