Laser cat

September 29, 2010


Have you ever done something you wished you hadn’t? I thought so. There are a number of things in my past that make me cringe when I think about them. Lasing someone with my eyes is not one of them. My (perceived) laser wit sometimes is.

Some things I must chalk up to youth. MC, I so wanted to jump in in support and say me, too, when you were railing against that one guy who got us all riled up a few times. But even now, and maybe because I’m a generation older, I can’t even say more than that. On the other hand, you make decisions that are appropriate for you at the time. I don’t regret that.

More simply, I am the one who, in a noisy room, inevitably, is the one trying to get a point across about someone else present when it suddenly goes quiet and I’m left shouting the inappropriate comment.

Also, due to how I was raised, which was by the philosophy “it doesn’t hurt to ask,” I have sometimes gotten burned. But if you don’t put yourself out there, you’ll gain nothing. About half the time, you’ll feel foolish. But at least you tried.

Sometimes, you’re simply using humor as a foil. Whether you’re playing the straight man or attempting a joke which falls flatter than a pancake, you attempt to save face by saying, “What? That’s what I meant.”

Sure it is. Just like you meant to slice that thing in half with your laser eyes.

Original photo by sarastarrr. Calleigh sounds a little like Kelly. Adapted by me.

One Response to “Laser cat”

  1. Annie Says:

    Here’s to all decisions, past and future. ❤ It does no good to look back with remorse, in any situation. And seriously, fuck that guy.

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