Some days are just run of the mill days. You trodge in to work, punch the clock and go about your daily business. Some days there is some tiny sparkle that makes your worthless existence seem minutely relevant. Some days are different...today was different for me. That tiny sparkle in my day came in the form of a realization that I could possibly be walking through this world completely alone. I had to fight back the tears.
Robert Earl Keen sings a song about a total mental breakdown at a Chinese restaurant. My version of the song happened in a line at the bank this afternoon.
Allow me to elaborate. As early as two hours prior to my bank visit I was diligently filling out my deposit slip, endorsing my check and including my account number just to be safe. Mind you, I did it all in hopes of getting in and out of the bank in the grocery store and over to the beer isle so I could return home in a timely fashion to the blondes who were patiently waiting to enjoy a cold beverage on the porch with me. The best laid plans of mice and men...turn to crap!
Why am I the only one in this world who goes into a bank prepared to negotiate a simple transaction and get out and enjoy the rest of my days left on Earth? Why is everyone trying to pull off leveraged buyouts or arguing their case about why their checks bounced when they are in front of me at the bank? Why are they always complaining about having to show i.d. to cash a check? Why are they always asking to see their balance? Why do old men hopelessly flirt with the tellers? Why must I always be behind them?
I feel so alone. The next time I hear "Do you have a pen?" my head is going to explode! I wonder if there is anyone left in this world who is capable of conducting a very simple transaction in a timely fashion? When I stop shivering in the fetal position, I might just be willing to read your comments saying that you aren't like that...I might be inclined to believe you if I weren't so depressed...
Ahh, that felt good. I'm better now. Y'all have a good weekend and watch out for idiots. I can confirm that they are everywhere!