Like many bloggers, in the closing days of 2012, I am reflecting back on the year that was. Successes, disappointments, frustrations, and a lot of laughter, too. It’s all there. Summarizing the year into a single word, I’d call it a curve. As in learning curve. But I was also tried to recall a single moment in 2012 that really stood out from the rest.
There was that ONE moment.
My memory jogged back to the T-mobile store a couple months ago, and I shuddered.
As the sales guy wrestled my phone open to replace my fried SIM card, a shower of dog hair floated from the phone’s guts to the countertop.
How does dog hair get INSIDE my phone? In that moment, I felt my face burning. Dog hair? Inside my phone? Who has dog hair inside their phone?
I do, apparently.
The embarrassment was quickly followed by surrender. I own a Bloodhound. I’m with her almost all day, every day… so now there’s dog hair covering this man’s work station. Apologize profusely.
Still, as I cast about for a MOMENT, why did this one come to mind first? I don’t have an answer, but…
1. This moment wasn’t symbolic of 2012. ( I hope not!)
2. This will never happen again (because I will slide the cover off myself and blow out the dog hair before I return to T-mobile).
3. If I worked there, fixing people’s cell phones all day long, I wonder where dog fur would rate on the scale of gross phone moments?
Anyway, this is my final post of 2012. I hope your year has been a good one, and that 2013 will bring you happiness, entertainment, and all that you seek. And don’t forget to check back here on January 1st, when I begin a nine-day advice-a-thon with 8 superbly talented authors I’m anxious to introduce you to. What will we be talking about? Resolutions, of course!
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