How did I get here
On a recent Thursday after my morning run, I found myself with eight garbage bags spread across my driveway.
I was looking for the bar code from a box top that I needed to send in for a $50 rebate. It was trash day, which meant several of the bags had been in the trash can as long as michael kors outlet online a week in 90 degree heat. Imagine the decomposition that takes place with food remnants in a sealed garbage bag. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. Miraculously, I located the box in the top of the third bag untouched by leftovers or spent coffee grounds. My husband drove in from his workout just as I was cinching up the bags and gave me a questioning look.
“You don’t even want to know,” I said as he pulled into the driveway shaking his head.
I had considered just blowing it off. But, then I told my friend the story about throwing away the bar code, and she said, “That’s a tough one.” She asked me to consider what I would do if I had thrown away a $50 bill in the trash, would I try and find it? Point of full disclosure: This is a woman who once retrieved four U2 tickets out of a port a potty at the RBC Center after they fell out of the back pocket of my jeans. She’s my hero. So, the answer was clear. I had to find the box.
It is moments like this one, however, that prompt me to wonder, “How did I get here?” I don’t mean here on this earth, or here in North Carolina, but here in this crazy life where I leave my cell phone in the refrigerator or drop it in a puddle, lock my babysitter out of the house, lock my cleaning lady in the basement or spill mustard in a unfortunate spot on my dress. When did I become a modern day Lucille Ball starring in my own personal comedy show with all of the s michael kors outlet online elf deprecating humor at my own expense?
I guess I asked for it when I decided to have two children and two jobs not to mention one husband and one puppy. It’s a full life, but it’s one that I wouldn’t change one bit. Although, I’m still waiting for that $50 check. Find her here on Mondays. Plus, I’ll go ahead and throw out a halfway full kitchen bag if something smelly is in it. Instead she put the gold in a large hair dye bottle, but it back in the box it came from and then glued it shut. She then put it under a large piece of furniture. When she walke michael kors outlet online d out on me in late 2000, she left 22 semi empty bottles, feminine products, and trash everywhere 22 bags worth. When I moved the furniture and saw the box of dye, of course I simply threw it out. Four days later she remembered the gold but it’s now there’s $14,000 worth of gold under tons of garbage in michael kors outlet online the now closed North Raleigh dump! Happy digging.
The funny part of this story is that you will probably never ever get the rebate check. They will say you forgot to send the original sales, slip, you didnt send the last page of the instruction booklet, you didnt fill out the info correctly. And maybe they will say the offer has expired. You ever try to track and keep up with the rebates you send in. I only get about half of them back. Good luck but with a $50 rebate chances are your getting it back are slim to none. You had fun but wasted your time.