I got on my usual train, actually found a seat, which is no small feat, and immediately became engrossed in my fantastic book tape – The Jester by James Patterson in case anyone needs a good book – and playing Candy Crush. The first time I looked up, I froze. I had no idea where I was. Since moving to Brooklyn I have never missed my stop so I was clueless as to how far I had gone. I immediately got out and looked at the map – only one stop – good. I transferred to the other side of the platform and finagled my way home.
When I was half a block from my building I passed a woman standing outside in the frozen darkness offering perfume samples just outside her shop. As a New Yorker I NEVER say yes to people offering samples but this time I did, except instead of handing me a sample she sprayed me four times with the worst smelling perfume ever. UGH! I rushed home and once in my apartment immediately headed for the shower. Then I realized the day before at the drugstore I had bought two bottles of conditioner instead of one of each. Thank goodness for roommates.
All three are little mistakes but when combined it just seems like I couldn’t do anything right. I decided to write down this short anecdote and head to bed before I could trip up again. But there is one thing that always makes me feel better after I make a silly, avoidable mistake – knowing that people out there make bigger ones. And for that, I have to thank BuzzFeed for bringing all of these people and auto-corrects to my attention:
Thank you BuzzFeed for all of these great examples of others’ mistakes. They put a smile on my face and make me feel better about my mishaps. And I guess I will just have really soft hair!