Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Chancing It


April showers bring May flowers. What do Mayflowers bring? Why Pilgrims of course.

I thought of the old saying and kids' joke yesterday when I got what I deserved shower-wise. I tempted fate with two quick stops before getting caught in a downpour at the last shopping foray. I thought briefly about taking the blue and white Seton Hall umbrella so casually tossed on the back seat of the car. So, that’s why I got what I deserved and why I never would have made it as a Boy Scout had I been eligible to join their ranks of “always be prepared.”

Perhaps had I not dallied over the produce or if the young cashier hadn’t wanted to run back to the frozen isle to get me another sugar-free popsicle package because the one I selected was too soft or if I hadn’t been mentally tallying up prices in my head to reach the magic $90 so that I could use a $9 off coupon, I could have beaten the storm. But maybe I was destined to get a drenching to the bone. It’s been a while after all, and a shower can wash away many things including predictability.

5 comments:

Akinogal said...

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Marshamlow said...

Sorry you got all wet. I seem to get caught in the rain a lot, luckily it usually is a warm rain and nothing more than a nuisance.

Sarge Charlie said...

Why Pilgrims of course. that is funny

Lorelei said...

Sorry you got soaked! Sometimes getting caught in the rain is ok -- if it's not too cold, but it's not often that getting drenched is a happy time.

Sheila said...

Yep, since it wasn't cold, I survived. We seem to be in a pattern of more rain lately and I think that's why green has overtaken Springfield.