Monday, June 30, 2008
( 12:09 AM ) teahouse
Putting it All Into Perspective
The Husband and I drove out to the suburbs over the weekend to visit some friends.
While parallel parking outside their apartment, I hit the curb, and upon hearing a loud CRUNCH I knew something was amiss.
The Husband got out of the car and said, "Uh, you knocked off the hubcap."
Sure enough, what had been my lovely hubcap was now a sad, twisted hunk of metal hanging precariously off the edge of the tire.
I put it out of its misery, took it off and threw it into the back seat. The tire looked very mismatched with all of the bolts showing.
I was so angry and upset at myself. I let my bad mood carry over into the walk to the friends' apartment. I was surly and quiet for the rest of the evening.
One of the other woman guests started talking about how her boyfriend just found out he has a tumor in his brain, and he needs surgery to get it excised.
I was suddenly ashamed for being so upset about my stupid hubcap. It really put things into perspective.
Driving home, I shrugged and flaunted my ghetto-fabulous un-hubcapped car. #