included a cold blustery wind to replace our nice spring weather. A cold blustery wind that buffeted me all during crossing guard morning. Finally, when I was free to return to the warm indoors, it...
included a butt of a driver who barely missed me as I crossed the street on my way home, who slowed down only after I pointed out the flashing lights as she passed me by.
included me almost wishing she'd hit me (doing only slight, if any, damage, and keyword being "almost") to serve as a [censored!] wake up call.
included an "aging parents" incident that brought up the helpless feelings. Again. And then...
included a guy confronting me in a parking lot over how/where I had parked.
I was wearied by that point. All this, and it was barely past noon.
The guy was upset and I couldn't believe I was having the conversation. In the back of my mind, I was wondering if there were candid cameras somewhere. He didn't seem like a weirdo, and yet he was being ridiculous.
Eventually, unexpectedly, I managed to show him that he was mistaken. And, when I should have been pissed off at the whole thing, maybe I was just too tired of it all by that point. Instead, I offered to help him out. Maybe he was just havng a crappy day too.
He just got quiet. He sheepishly apologized. He actually said, "I'm sorry".
He said, "I'm sorry".
Turns out, that's all I needed.
The day got better after that.