I receive a monthly ladies paper called "Apples of Gold" produced by a Baptist Church in NY. My favorite section is an article written by the church's secretary which she has rightly entitled, "The Way It Is...". The reason why I like it so much is because it is an ordinary article written by an ordinary lady who always has things happen to her with some ironic twist, and has the humility to describe it in an extremely humorous way. I always appreciate a good laugh (even blonde jokes:D), so every month you will find me chuckling over the latest "The Way It Is...".
Today, in a way, I experienced my own *the way it is*. I was getting my lunch (and dinner!) ready for the day, and as I was leaving to head out the door, I thought about my water bottle. Now this is not just your typical water bottle. Oh no. It's a special one! My co-worker and friend, K.S., found this jug at the Dollar Store and noticed it is supposed to contain 64 ounces of water. So she so nicely bought one for me, and I've been (mostly) using it ever since.
I stood in my kitchen and told myself I left my water bottle at work in the fridge. Satisfied with myself for being so smart in leaving it there, I headed out for the day. As the morning rushed on, I thought about that water bottle in the fridge, but never went to get it. Finally I got ready to go to lunch. As I headed into the lunchroom, it dawned on me: my water bottle was tucked safely away in my family's second fridge at home.
I was not about to pay 50 cents for a tiny 8 ounce water bottle from the machine. No way! I was determined to grab my bottle when I got home. I ran home quick between work and VBS, did some stuff, and rushed back to church... without the water bottle. I just sighed and thought, that's just the way it is.:o)
Now I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one this happens to! I'm in need of a good laugh (or two or three:D), so would you mind sharing some of your own stories?!?!