Did You Know that the Bakery Can Ease Your Woes?
This morning I gave Allison a going away gift. Up early, before anyone else in the house was awake, I eased the car out of the garage, not seeing her vehicle parked off to the side of the drive. Accidentally, I scarped my bumper into her front fender! It was only a little tap, but the corners instantly crumbled. Dollars signs, estimate phone calls, and trips to the repair shop flashed through my mind. What a disastrous thing to add to Allison’s litany of things to deal with as she had been frantically trying to move out of her house in record time while entertaining her nine and ten-year-old kids, staying a week with us as they waited for their new Colorado home to be available.
Luckily, I missed the headlight on Allison’s car making both cars driveable. So at six in the morning, in the steamy, seventy-eight degree sludge of humidity, I left a note on her windshield only to face her and my husband later in the day, knowing the rising intense heat was not going to help their dispositions, either.
Have you ever had such a troublesome start to your day? My son calls problems: opportunities, but at this moment I had my doubts.
I felt so upset about my careless act, causing Allison such an inconvenience that I pulled into the bakery, and gobbled up a custard Boston Crème Long John. I felt a bit better.
What is your trick to easing the embarrassment of a foolish mistake?