I bet this didn’t happen to you today

We’re starting a new series here at nateanddeb.  It’s called, I bet this didn’t happen to you today.  I’m just saying.  I bet it didn’t.

I bet you didn’t set off on a very wet day to walk several blocks to teach an English class because you knew that it was a little weird to go on a rainy day, but it wasn’t raining right at that moment and it was supposed to be the first class and you didn’t want that nice young girl to think you forgot about her.  I bet you didn’t discover that the last two blocks were on unpaved and VERY muddy streets.  I bet you didn’t think, “Hey! I used to live in a place that was ALL muddy streets.  I know how to handle this.  I can find a path through the mud.”  I bet you didn’t squish through a little wet grass because it was slightly less muddy and then eye that pile of rocks to see if you could jump on it and get around the massive puddle across the entire road.  I bet you didn’t find out after you jumped that it wasn’t a pile of rocks, but really just a cleverly disguised pile of mud.  I bet your foot did not sink to the ankle into the mud.  I bet when you tried to quickly pull your foot out to minimize mess, your shoe did NOT stay in the mud while your bare foot came out on its own.  And I definitely bet that you did not overcorrect and have to step your bare foot deep into that same mud.  I’ll also bet you didn’t decide this was all a mistake of judgment, pry your shoe from the mud, put in on your slippery foot, and squelch several blocks home hoping beyond hope you wouldn’t run into anyone you knew.

But if I’m wrong and this did happen to you today, please let me know.  It would help me not feel so alone.

Posted 4/15/2010 at 3:21 PM

8 Comments

NO NO NO!!  Oh my goodness Deb. That was definitely not the way it was supposed to go. I can I just say this weather sucks!!!!! But you already know that.

Posted 4/15/2010 at 3:27 PM by tsdg

Sorry.  That didn’t happen to me today.  I must admit that if you continue this series, I will look forward to reading it.  Not because I am wishing you ill, but because it was pretty funny.  And, I’m pretty sure my daughter and son would have enjoyed that whole thing much more than you did.
And, I’m so sorry it’s been raining so much.

Posted 4/15/2010 at 4:24 PM by cmanahan

No, not today. But there was a time stuff like that was fairly routine. Except for the English class part. Never did much of that. Remind me to tell you when we used to have a team of a dozen or so Bible school students out in the streets of Barrozategui.

Posted 4/15/2010 at 5:39 PM by arggem

Oh my.  Oh. Oh. My.   I’m glad the mud gave your shoe back.  And I’m with Christa.  This series is hilarious.

Posted 4/15/2010 at 8:53 PM by brahamcrackers

I would like to join the club of    People Who Love the I Bet This Didn’t Happen to You Today Series.    So sorry about the mud.  Like Christa’s kids, mine would have loved it, but not on the way to school.  I mean they would still have loved it, but I would not have loved it on the way to school.  (I’m being super wordy tonight.)

Posted 4/15/2010 at 9:7 PM by crabtrees

I was waiting for “pile of poop.”  Because, you know, that happens too.

Posted 4/15/2010 at 9:30 PM by jilandrich

me too, Jil! I totally thought she would say that….glad it wasn’t poop!  This was great Deb…I needed a good laugh 🙂

Posted 4/15/2010 at 10:24 PM by SinginMama

You are so very funny.  I am also part of the People Who Love the I Bet This Did Not Happen to You Today Series.  I have lost a shoe to horse manure/mud, and as I sprayed it off with the barn hose, I muttered repeatedly to myself, “This is why I should always wear my boots to the barn even when it’s rainy and yucky and I don’t feel like lacing them up.”  I feel your pain.  They were the shoes I was supposed to wear to work that morning.

Posted 4/16/2010 at 10:47 AM by brandiebohney

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