Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Adventures in Infertility #81

#81 The Moving Truck and the Choo-Choo Train

Many years ago, there was a couple us who at the end of a long, tiring day of moving were on their way to return the U-Haul.

They had worked hard all day long and were tired, cranky hungry, cranky and sore and cranky.

Because they were students and on a very tight budget they were ever mindful of of the time, as a late return of the U-Haul by even a minute would mean they would incur a late charge.

Almost to the return site they saw the flashing lights and heard the ringing bell indicative of lowering railroad crossing arms for an approaching train.  This intersection was on curve and the track was obstructed by large warehouse buildings.

Fearful that they would be late they bickered back and forth, frantically trying to decide if they should try and gun it through this crossing that was notorious for gratuitously long freight trains.  At the last minute they came to a screeching halt as the crossing arms lowered completely.

In the moments before the train appeared a raging argument ensued.  Loudly each proclaimed the other's fault in making them late to return the truck and the irrefutable financial doom that would follow.

Temper's flared and ugly faces glared.

There were only minutes to get to the return lot just on opposite side of the tracks.

As the couple flung hurtful words each certain this was going to be the longest, slowest train in history, the train engine appeared around the corner.

As it dinged through the intersection, rocking slowly, each of the couple's faces froze and faced the train in turn.

Suddenly one...

And then the other ...

Erupted in fits of laughter!!

The train, it turned out, was just a lone engine happily swaying through the crossing and rolling merrily along to it's destination.

It just goes to show that you there may only be seconds to get in a good insult so make sure you have a good one in your holster at all times just in case! ;)


You Never Know What is Around the Corner so...
Until Then
Laugh at the confusion
Live for the moment
And KNOW that everything happens for a REASON

Oh, and pray for some patience while you are at it.

*Laughter is the best medicine right?  Why not laugh at my infertility?!  I do not mean to offend with any of these posts, it is just a way to let go a little and see the humor in our situation. Please laugh with me!

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