When the universe laughs, we should all laugh with it!
This weekend the universe had some fun with me.
Saturday night I had to run to the store. But I was hungry, so I decided to quickly drive through Wendy’s and pick up a burger.
To be honest, I was in a bit of a downer mood because of what I’ll call a “weird dating experience.” Which at my age (46) and in my situation (divorced with kids), seems to be common.
In fact, I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, so there I sat, eating my burger with no bun, boo hooing in the Wendy’s parking lot. Even the most awesome amongst us get a little down sometimes.
Finally I pulled myself together and drove off to Trader Joe’s.
When I got there, I checked myself out in the rear-view mirror to make sure that I still didn’t look like I had been crying. Seemed like I looked OK, but it was dark out, so I couldn’t see much.
If you’ve ever been to a Trader Joe’s, they have this alcove where the carts are before you enter the store. I was in the alcove area getting my cart when an employee walked in and looked at me kind of funny, and I thought, “Oh crap. I must still look like I was crying.”
So a bowed my head a bit so people wouldn’t see my red eyes and I happened to notice something odd.
It was a giant glop of mayonnaise on my hot pink parka. At least 3 inches in diameter. Topped with an effing pickle!
Yeah. That’s what she was looking at. And that’s how awesome I am.
I have no idea how this much mayo got on my jacket, because I swear there wasn’t that much on my burger! There was so much mayonnaise (plus the pickle) that I had to unload my purse from my cart and go back out to my car to clean it up!
By this point I was laughing hysterically like a crazy person, alone in my car! It was ridiculous and hilarious!
Just goes to show that when you take yourself too seriously, the universe will very likely find a way to get you to lighten up and have some fun!