At The Fencepost: May 16, 2012

Karen Abbott

by Karen Abbott

I’m getting discouraged by all the time I spend out-and-about, doing errands.

I make my lists diligently, expecting to do my errand run and get back in a reasonable amount of time. Often, I do. More often, there’s a glitch at some point, either in my time estimation or the “successful hunt” factor.

A store didn’t open when I thought it did, or when I get in, I can’t find the item I wanted.  I return home, irritable in spite of what I did gather, knowing that sooner or later I have to go back out again. I’m tired and I want to stay home.

I keep thinking that I just need that one more item and then I’m done. I can forget errands for awhile. Take food, for example.  I have all the ingredients for a decent meal, except maybe lettuce. So I check my lists to see what other things I might need in the vicinity of the grocery store.

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