The following is offered as consolation for those who think they're dumber than me.
So, Tiger Lily and I are cycling on Old Route 66 east of Albuquerque and we're headed back in, and at one point she motions to a fork in the road ahead. "See where it splits over there? We're going to the left."
Left. She said LEFT.
She said it loudly, and clearly.
"Okay," I said. Because I had heard her, loudly and clearly, say LEFT.
And here's what my brain decided, as it listened to her and looked at the split in the road, was:
We're going THIS way.because this way is left.
So I took off - I was in the zone......speeding along, legs pumping, and I headed right at the split, just like my brain said to do, I was thinking, "this must lead up over to Tramway Road."
Then, Holy. Cow. I was thinking, as several cars and motorcycles went by me at a high rate of speed.
There is a LOT of traffic out today, I thought, as I sped up. The road became beautiful, clean, and even.
What a great road, I thought as I sped along on the nice, clean, even shoulder surface.
A semi sped by me, leaving a gusting wake.
Goodness! why, this road is practically a FREEWAY!
Just then, my phone rang.
Annoyed, I reached for it. At first, I couldn't quite make out what she was saying, from the noise of the traffic.
Then I finally heard it, "YOUR OTHER LEFT! COME BACK!
YOU'RE ON THE FREEWAY!"
Which is what I almost did, when I realized where I was.
So, okay - if you did something really dumb today, or hell, this week, this might make you feel better.
No need to thank me. It's what I'm here for:
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