Do ya ever get tired of being stupid in the same ways? Doesn't it make you crazy at yourself? I mean, I think I am smarter (though perhaps not as cunning as) than Homer Simpson, I still do very poorly thought out things, things that make you wanna go D'oh.
In this case, rather than spending 50 cents, wasting two valuable quarters, and not getting a ticket for an expired meter, well ... the meter expired by about two minutes, et! voila! un autre billet du parking. Et encore beaucoup du fric.
As if this has not happened to me 100 times before. This is miscalculation and wrong thinking. This, in a way, is not being on my own side. If a friend had asked me, I would have, of course, advised for the extra money. Duh.
And so we stress ourselves in little ways with inattentiveness. I suppose I shouldn't speak for the others out there who are more prone to paying attention to these "little" things ... that turn into big ones.
Fighting the blues. Not working is more difficult than it might sound. An unemployed person starts every day in a "one down" position. You get to fight to feel useful, fight to get motivated, fight to brainstorm about how to even look for a job in this economy at this advanced age.
Just sayin' that it's not all laptops and slackers in the coffee bar or ladies who lunch.
(Although that does sound like a good name for a Cher remake of Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves.)