Writing Can Be Murder

October 1, 2009

“I draw the alphabet with my feet.”

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 4:55 pm

I am one of those people who needs to learn lessons again and again. And again.

Case in point: I KNOW I should never talk to anyone right after I’ve been writing. My brain is working on another wavelength…which means my mouth shouldn’t be working at all.

Last night I’d been writing and had lost track of time and rushed out to meet Long Suffering. I hopped into the elevator and looked at the woman already in there, all decked out in her Under Armour from head to toe. She was stretching and rolling her left ankle. And idiot me decided to offer unsolicited advice.

“I draw the alphabet with my feet.”

I saw the flash of fear in the woman’s eyes. She was trapped in a tiny moving box with a madwoman.

So I tried to make her feel better. “I draw the alphabet with my feet. It helps stretch your ankles. It really works. I read it in a magazine once, and I know it sounds crazy…”

Note: If you have to say, “I know it sounds crazy” you’ve already sounded crazy and now you’re just making things worse.

I should have taken the stairs.



  1. ROFL! OMG, you’re one of those crazy people who talk about their feet in elevators? I’ve met people like you and they freak me out also. That poor woman.

    Comment by Jenn — October 2, 2009 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  2. I know! I really feel like I should get her a fruit basket or something…I bet she takes the stairs from now on…

    Comment by love2wryte — October 2, 2009 @ 5:54 pm | Reply

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