So, my computer and I both crashed after Christmas. It’s a toss up which one will get up and running first, I’m betting on the computer, I don’t have the luxury of a hardware upgrade.
I was trying to explain my current situation to my parents, using the hyperbole of being not just off the rails but in the ditch. Exploring the metaphor I talked about how hard it is to get out of the ditch once you’re in it… the driving is rough, you keep getting weeds caught up in the undercarriage, it’s an uphill climb just to get back on the highway. It occured to me there may be a point where you just give up on trying to get back on the road and drive straight along in the ditch instead.
Just as I’m starting to feel clever for my path-of-least-resistance, novel problem solving, going with the flow in the ditch I’m in, my mother makes that little scottish noise of annoyance she does so well and says: “just get yourself out of the ditch Valerie!”
Er, yeah, okay. I’ll work on that. Anybody know where I can get a tow truck?