Last week, I was particularly excited about Wednesday. I’m not sure why, but I was feeling half full in spite of myself. On Tuesday night, I even stayed up late with Mr. HalfFull to watch a favorite TV show that started at 10 PM — that’s past my bedtime! We usually watch the show On DEMAND later in the week, but I had half full energy and knew I didn’t have to get up early on Wednesday.
When I woke up on Wednesday morning after a full night of restful sleep, I was still feeling half full. It was raining, but even that didn’t dampen my mood. I proceeded to the kitchen and flipped the coffee mug over from half empty to half full, just to certify my mood to all who entered.
I did not have a long to-do list on this particular Wednesday. Plus, I was excited to go to a luncheon at my friend’s house. I even had grand plans to blog in the afternoon! It was going to be a great day.
But the problem with being that happy and that half full is that something bad is bound to happen. I’m Ms. HalfEmpty; the universe was out of whack. So just to put things into perspective, my beautiful car was smashed by an SUV while I was enjoying lunch.
It was a craptastic event, but I think I handled it in stride. At least I wasn’t in the car, so I wasn’t injured and didn’t have the stress of actually seeing and feeling my car get crunched. Plus, the driver came to find me and her insurance company accepted liability.
Having a damaged car is a huge hassle with insurance, adjusters, repair shops, and rental cars. That’s what I get for being too half full.
- Is it possible to be too half full?
- How do you handle car collisions? Do you flip out or remain calm?
- Do you believe that something bad is bound to happen when you’re too happy?