Oh, God! We’re slowing to a crawl. Look at those taillights, stretching ahead as far as the eye can see. Damn! I’m going to be late for work for SURE. And will my jerk-wad boss care that it is not my fault this time? That it was one of these damn traffic snarls on the freeway, AGAIN? As if!
Oh, God! Where am I? What happened? The lights, that wailing, wailing… Now I remember. The semi. Happened so fast… I was talking on the phone and… THE KIDS! THE KIDS! No…not here…at the babysitters.
funny – where’s the side of my car? Why is Aubry’s teddy bear out there…on the highway? Can’t think. Got to get her teddy bear…Why can’t I think?
My chest. Hurts so bad… so bad, I can’t…can’t stand it. Can’t breathe.
Dead stop. It figures. What is WITH this parking lot? Probably gapers. Everybody has to slow down and eyeball some state worker getting $50 per hour to lean on a “Slow” sign because they’re laying down traffic cones on the other side of the highway.
Jeez, this burns me. Just my luck – why does this crap always happen to me? I swear I should be walking around with a black cloud over my head the way I get singled out for bad luck. Why me, Lord?
Can’t see…why is the light dimming? This can’t be… the end? kids…they need me. Too young! Doesn’t hurt anymore. Can’t feel anything. Oh no, Oh no, Oh no…why me, Lord? Is this it?
Heavenly Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. Dear Lord, please, please…
Can’t see…what caused this tie-up? All of a sudden we’re starting to move. Great! Still, I hate it when you’re stuck and then suddenly you’re moving, and there’s no rhyme or reason. Probably some broken-down junker overheated and just got towed away. Thanks for ruining my morning, asshole. I guess I’ll never know.
Look at that old teddy bear on the shoulder. Bet some kid having a tantrum threw it out the window. Won’t her mom raise hell when they get home? Oh, good. Now we’re really picking up speed.
I know that jag-off will make me work later tonight, but I’ll still get to happy hour before 7. And I look hot. Wonder if I’ll see that cute intern from the hospital there again this week? Dear Lord, please, please….
Note To Self:
Much of life is opposite sides of the same coin. Which side do we see? Depends on where we are standing when the coin is flipped.