We all like to complain, whine and silently curse at the world when somebody screws up. We all have buttons we don’t like pushed. Human nature.
For me, it’s the ear-splitting sound of a car alarm.
I was taking my bascart to the car at the grocery when I heard that annoying sound going off in the parking lot. You know the feeling. Happens every day. I had a gut reaction.
“What idiot did that?” I asked myself. “Please, please shut it off!”
I got nearer to the sound when I noticed: It was my car.
I’d only jiggled my keys when retrieving them from my pocket. Could happen to anyone, I reasoned. Yet, I still slunk into the driver’s seat, shamed. No excuses. I was the idiot!
How long will my newfound humility last? Hope no one’s taking bets!
© Ron Cooper