Saturday, April 6, 2013

I Failed.

It was yesterday.
I just totally missed the moment.

Right there on the side of the road.
There was a little, teeny, tiny truck broke down with a pile of crap in the truck bed twice as tall as the truck.

I failed.
I had my camera in my purse
but I forgot to take it out until I was too late.

By the time we drove back home
it was gone.

Foiled, I was.

The guy failed in his attempt to drive his pile of crap wherever.
And I failed to get a hilarious picture to share with all of you.

However...

I can show you another FAIL.

This is how people park in my town. For some reason, most of the parents can't seem to grasp the fact that they are no longer on the street, but on a sidewalk.

24 comments:

  1. Some really do not know how to drive!

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    1. Claudia, somehow they never get ticketed either.

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  2. Phew - - you had my heart in my throat with your title.
    I am glad it was just forgetfulness of having a camera handy.

    Yes, some people park on the side walk specially if their car is big enough to scare them of being snipped at the tail light if they are on the street too much.

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    1. Munir, it was truly the only thing that came to me at 2:00 this morning.
      Little cars park that way too so I just think they don't know what they are doing.

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  3. people can't drive around here either. They once painted the parking lot where I work at and all the curbs were painted red on the side. Didn't take a day to see all the black marks from people running over the curb.

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    1. Thank you Ruby. I rather enjoyed writing it. :)

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  5. The camera is rarely accessible at the right moment. I hate that. I tend to park a half-mile from the sidewalk (unintentionally), never tried parking on the sidewalk though. There could be kids walking by. People are stupid.

    xoRobyn

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    1. I know, Robyn. This is right outside the elementary and sometimes the cars park so far on the sidewalk that there is no room to walk.
      People are very stupid.

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  6. Like the post. In my neighborhood, instead of parking in driveways, many drive their cars onto their front lawns and park in front of the door to their house.

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    1. Yvonne, I guess their driveway is just too far to walk.

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  7. I get annoyed with myself when I have my camera and forget to take a photo till it is too late to do so........

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    1. I know, Jo-Anne. So many great shots just gone.

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  8. I never have my camera with me when the best photo opportunities happen.
    Great post

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    1. Mynx, you got the lovely cows though.

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  9. Whew! For a minute there, I thought you meant you failed to post an 'F.' (that sounds funny, doesn't it?). Good thing you didn't forget because Blogger wouldn't pay you!
    I do know how you feel, though, about not having your cell phone camera ready. I've missed quite a few good shots.
    By the way...that picture of the truck.... Is the weather still crappy out your way? I took the snowthrower off the John Deere this afternoon. It better not frikkin' snow again until at least November.

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    1. Al, I'd really hate to miss my pay day.
      That picture was a couple weeks ago. Chances of thunderstorms tonight. It is not unheard of to get snow in May. Not common, but it has happened here.

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  10. PS Ruth, I just read your review of my book. Thank you so much for taking the time to do that, and for your kind words with a 5-star rating. I really appreciate it.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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    1. Don't thank me, Robyn. You earned it.

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  11. Oh Ruth you didn't fail, but I know what you mean about forgetting to take pictures, Well you made up for it with this one, as I feel much better about my parallel parking now.

    Julie

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    1. Julie, it's just really sad isn't it? And this is not an isolated incident. Maybe I should have said forgot. But, failed is so much more dramatic.

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  12. Great collection of "F's" - but you've never Failed us out here in bloggerville.
    I keep my camera handy; and because of enough misses I am now "at the ready" to capture those candid moments that might make me rich! hahahaha (ulterior motive at work)

    Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

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  13. Jenny, I was doing that for a while. I quit seeing anything and my vigilance became lapse. I learned my lesson.

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