Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Cooler Incident

I was standing there talking to a lady the other day while holding a really heavy cooler and I thought, "Why am I holding this thing?" so I set it down. The woman finished speaking at me then turned away and tripped over my cooler. I said, "Oh! Are you okay? I'm sorry." But was I really sorry? Part of me wanted to say, "Why did you just trip over my cooler?" But instead I stood looking at her with my features twisted into something that I hoped resembled concern while she rubbed her toes and stared at me. Was this situation my fault? Every time I set down a cooler am I supposed to say, "Hey folks, just setting a cooler down here. I'm announcing it in case anyone in earshot doesn't want to look where they're walking in the near future."

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