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    Saturday, July 27, 2013

    By Lisa Harmon

    A few years ago the Super drove over to the Motor Vehicle office that offers free parking in their lot. When he got there the lot was practically empty. He pulled right in thinking “It's my lucky day!”

    Overjoyed, he walked to the counter. As he approached he was informed the computers were down and there would be “no transactions!”

    As it turns out, his lucky day was not that lucky!

    In a related matter, we left town for a few days last weekend. It was a short trip. I decided I wasn't going to use a pet sitter. This time we were going to wing it.

    The morning we were getting ready to leave, I filled up three clean litter pans with fresh litter.

    Then I measured out four days worth of dry food and put that down.

    Then I put down a giant bowl of cold bottled water and a frozen cat waterer that would defrost by itself and keep her going for days.

    My cat could not believe the sudden bounty that she was receiving. She was looking at everything with such a look on her face, I do believe she was thinking “It's my lucky day!” Poor silly cat. Ten minutes later she was probably thinking “Where'd everybody go?” 

    I wonder if she realized her lucky day turned out to be a bad luck-y day.

    The moral of the story is, if it's your lucky day, look out. It probably will not end well.

  2. 6 comments:

    1. Jews have different ideas about good luck. We never wish each other "Good luck", so much as may we keep the "evil eye" away from you. It's a lot like the similar Italian superstition. Jews never say things are "good". It's OK to say "Not bad". Sounds like "bad" is the goal, or at least the starting point.

    2. I'm smiling at Dana's comment. Being part Jewish, I agree that there's this feeling that if you get too happy, Hitler might hear.

    3. Anonymous said...

      Thanks for reading and the interesting comments!

    4. RHC said...

      Couldn't believe I had my choice of parking spaces @ Fairway. Yep it was closed...

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