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Road Rage

Road Rage

At the red light, at the exit of my office’s parking lot, I slowly edged out a little bit, trying to see if I could make a right turn onto the main road.   The road was packed with bumper to bumper traffic.  I made eye contact with the driver who was stuck where my traffic light was.  He was unable to clear it due to the congestion.  I didn’t expect the driver to be gracious and let me pass.  …

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Too close for comfort

Too close for comfort

“Hilary, there are flowers for you here,” my office’s receptionist sung into the phone as she called me from our other location, which is about half a mile from where I work.    “Flowers?  For me? There? That is so strange.  Who are they from?” I asked.   “I don’t know.  Come over and find out,” she happily answered.   “Alright,” I replied as I grabbed my car keys.  “I will come over.”  But, before I left my office I…

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Hate Love Relationship

Hate Love Relationship

“Oh my God, you have to try these olives,” I said to my husband, Marc, as we sat in the new Portuguese restaurant by my house for the very first time. . “What?  You are kidding, right?” Marc asked me while looking at me as if I lost my mind.  “You know I hate olives.” . “I know, but these are amazing!  You are going to love them!” . “No… I…. won’t,” Marc replied slowly and deliberately.  “I hate olives.”…

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Word Play

Word Play

I was sitting on our deck, when my neighbor’s five year old son came over for a visit. He was very excited to show me how high he can count. With the exception of him disrespecting the number thirteen, I listened to him count to twenty. Proud of himself, he counted to twenty again, and again. . I tried to encourage him to include the number thirteen, but for some reason, he just didn’t like the number. Around the tenth…

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They say these waters aren’t what they used to be

They say these waters aren’t what they used to be

As I stood at the shoreline, with the ocean waves cascading up my ankles, the running life guard yelled to me the five words you never want to hear at the beach, “they just caught a shark!” . “What?” I questioned as I quickly followed him to the closest jetty, where another life guard stood. . As soon as he saw me, he pointed, “Look…It is a tiger shark. It is only a baby.” . “Is it alive?” I asked….

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