I laid horizontally on the couch as I do every morning. It was 7:00 am. I had my coffee and laptop in tow as I snuggled up with my crunching sounding feather blanket watching The Today Show. My mind was churning, thinking about all the things I needed to that today. My body didn’t move. My head was nestled in my computer catching up on emails and the night before blogs when I glanced up at the clock and realized it was already 10:30. I rolled off the couch and finally made my way upstairs to the bathroom to take a shower. After pulling my shirt over my head I realized, even after the multiple reminders the day before, I had an appointment for a haircut at 11:30 and it takes 45 minutes to get there.
I quickly hopped in the shower without washing my hair, threw on some make-up and clothes, and I was out the door by 10:50.
I made the courteous call to let them know I would be late.
“Thank you for calling the salon how may I help you?”
“Yeah, this is Cap, I’m running about 10 or 15 minutes behind depending on how many red lights I can run.”
“No problem, we’ll see you when I you get here.”
I cranked up the music and put on my driving mode. The important thing to me at that moment was getting to the salon as fast as I could even if it meant to go through every yellow light I could find. The police didn’t find this quite amusing.
“Are you in a hurry to get somewhere, Mame?”
“Well….I’m…late for a hairdresser appointment.” There was a moment of silence. “Do you know what its like when a hair stylists falls behind even for five minutes?”
I guess he didn’t think that was too entertaining as he stood there checking out my license and insurance without a word.
“I really didn’t go through the red light, officer, it was yellow. And I’m sorry if I seemed like I did but I felt that I didn’t enough time to stop.”
“Okay, Mame, I’ll let you go with a warning but slow down.”
Thank God cause I didn’t have time for sympathy tears and with this freezing cold weather the cleavage tactic was definitely not going to work. That put me behind an extra 10 minutes…Fucking assholes.