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Bus Story: Don’t Feed the Beast

December 23, 2010

We are few on the ride in this dark, rainy morning.  The giddy excitement of yesterday has given way to a sense of anxious anticipation.  I’ve been hearing it in my office as well, and it’s now on the faces of many fellow riders. It’s the less-than-bright side of the holidays, the part filled with expectation, obligation, and concern that something will be missing or someone will be forgotten.  At lunch everywhere, it causes co-workers and waiters to ask, “Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?”   This, almost invariably, launches all parties into lists of things they have yet to do and how little time they have to do them.  And Guilt arrives, takes a seat, and orders a Salad Nicoise and double-martini.   So my wish for you, gentle readers, whether you may be celebrating holidays now or not, is to take one last bite of your turkey chipotle club sandwich,  get up from that table, and leave Guilt to pick up the bill.  You’ve paid for his lunches enough already.

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2 Comments
  1. Elizabeth permalink

    Hear, hear! I’m most definitely with you on this one.

  2. Wes permalink

    I really needed this Bus Story tonight. Thank you,
    Richard.

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