Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Pumpkin Smile

I'm working on an attitude adjustment. It sounds a lot nicer than it really is. (in more ways than one). Yesterday, on my drive, I switched lanes into the left lane (of a two lane highway) in front of a woman going 55 miles per hour. Read: there was plenty of space. She started HONKING and FLASHING HER LIGHTS. So I turned to her. I gave her a HUGE GRIN and WAVED (crazily) like Forrest Gump. She was very confused.

This morning, on my way to work, I kept telling myself. I don't care I don't care Idontcare. Because, in the grand scheme of things the bs that I endure doesn't matter. It really doesn't. If I don't let it matter, it doesn't. (do I sound like I'm trying to convince myself?)

I took the time to do my makeup and hair this morning. (and putting on my cute new pair of city shorts - inspired by Lindsey!) I got in the car (on time!) and started off to work. (idontcareidontcare). I was stopped at a light, next to a school bus. I looked over at the bus, and there was a young boy sitting alone in the bus. (come to think of it, it may have been a short bus. How sad. Hopefully it's just small because there aren't a lot of kids coming from his neighborhood or something...anyway) He looked at me and gave me a HUGE pumpkin face grin. You know, the kind where they are missing their front teeth?

He made my day.

8 comments:

Carrie said...

Bad additudes kill. It causes stress and depression. I'm glad the little kid reminded you of that.

And I admit I LMAO when I read about you waving to her.

L Sass said...

I love that boy for making you smile!!

We all need that when we're feeling rage-y.

Also, we all need cute new shorts!!

Julie said...

OMG!

I laughed so hard at the image I got of you smiling and waving at that lady.

Priceless.

Um picture of shorts? Please?

alyndabear said...

Haha! I should try that sometimes, instead of getting all pissed off and grouchy!

Cece said...

I need to remind myself to Idontcare and wave like a fool. Between the cussing I forget. lol

MsLittlePea said...

I love that. Those are the best smiles.

Marianne said...

I'm a similar driver to cece. I'm normally a happy-go-lucky nice person and then, I get behind the wheel and turn into the kid from The Exorcist, head-turning and all.

I'm glad you had a pumpkin-smile morning. In my opinion, anything pumpkin is good.

Lindsey said...

I want pics of the city shorts!! Good choice, my friend!