Monday, December 6, 2010


Son #1 - sick
Son #3 - sick
My car - not my friend.
Other stuff - not my friend
I went to Fred Meyer and when I went to park there was a shopping cart in the way. I jumped out of the car to move it so I could park and when I did, I apparently locked the door and it shut.
My purse was in the car. My phone was in the car. My car was running. I was blocking traffic.
An hour and a half later, my humiliating parking lot incident was over and I had come up with a:

Top 10 List of Brightsides.

1. I have a new talent of directing traffic to go a.r.o.u.n.d. a car
2. My wee-est one wasn't with me.
3. It wasn't raining.
4. It was cold, but not too cold for a just a hoodie.
5. 7 out of 10 people stopped to ask if I was okay - some let me use their phone and some offered to buy me hot cocoa and a magazine.
6. My radio was on a Christmas channel and the volume was just loud enough that I could tell what song it was.
7. Thankfully, Larry's work isn't an hour commute.
8. I got to laugh at my humiliation with strangers.
9. I wasn't hungry.
10. I didn't have to pee.

I'm sure a few of you are wondering, "Why didn't she call me?!?"
Your number is on speed dial in my phone and your "name" doesn't work on stranger's phones. I think I have some memorizing to do!

PS - I didn't cry until Larry came to rescue me.


5Youngers said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! That is a terrible day. I am soooooooooooooo sorry! that sucks the big gigantic one! You have earned... 1. Hot bubble bath. 2. Vegan chocolate 3. A loud but well deserved scream. So glad you are alright and I hope your evening is soooooooooooooo much better. I love that you found so many bright sides to your story.

savanna said...

Oh gees...that is bad! I love that you wrote down the positives, that's better than I would have done!

Laurie said...

I love your top 10! What a great way to post one of the worst things ever!

Ardith Haws said...

This made me so sad to hear! I think it sounds like you handled it VERY WELL. Hoping tomorrow is better, my friend.

The Mulligan Family said...

Oh Laura... You DEFINITELY win the award. Oy! Love you.

Mary Kelly said...

What an ordeal! I'm glad you found the bright side of the situation and I hope that does not happen again.

Sherri said...

That is so sad!
I am sorry...and I am glad that you were able to come up with 10 upsides..shows what an amazing person you are!=)

Kim said...

You handled it like a pro!! I'm proud of you!! Hope tomorrow is better ~ and thanks for your brightsides comments :-)

mandahugnkiss said...

Those are excellent bright sides to look at lol :) Glad you were ok. And that is super fantastic that people stopped to make sure you were ok and offered you hot chocolate :) Next time I have a bad day I will look at the brighter side of things too :)

neffie said...

Love your brighter-side list! It always makes bad things nicer when strangers are kind. Glad Larry wasn't too far away to help you!

I'm Paige said...

That cursed Fred Meyer parking lot!! I'm so sorry you had a bad day :( but I really like your bright side list :D

Nancy said...

It sure shows you the good in people though, I'm sorry you had to go through this, but it does renew your faith in humanity!! All we ever hear about are the bad guys, we need to hear about the good guys. I believe there are more good people in this world than bad.

Baller family said...

Ughhh...not fun. So sorry. Here's hoping for better days!

Katie said...

Oh no! Days like that are just the pits! You are awesome for looking and finding so many good things that happened. I'm not always very good at that.

MRNMSA said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through this Laura. But you always have a smile on your face and make everyone else around you happy! What a great husband that comes to your rescue!

Eliot's Mom said...

Oh D.E.A.R.!! Sounds like something I would totally do! Way to look on the bright side, though. Wouldn't it have been terrible if you really did have to pee?!

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