posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 04:57 PM
Crakeur mentioned that smoking had been a way to relieve stress......well I've had a stressful day.
I was late for the dentist. The city that I live in, London, Ontario Canada, is notorious for the way a train can, literally, sever the city in half.
Trying to get to my dentist, a train came by and, of course, I was on one side of the tracks and my dentist was on the other. Instead of smoking, I
counted train cars. You know, counting train cars or, for that matter, counting anything is a poor substitute for a cigarette. Again, thank God for
Nicorette Gum. However, I'm starting to wonder how I will ever kick the gum habit.
The train finally passed and I was just a block away from my dentist. While stopped at the last set of lights before my destination, a well dressed
woman who looked rather perplexed ran up to my car. I thought that she had some sort of serious problem; car trouble or the like and needed to have
me use my cell phone to call for assistance. I lowered my window. This relatively "normal" looking woman leaned into my drivers side window and
began to YELL at me....."THE ANTICHRIST IS HERE! THE TIME OF THE BEAST IS UPON US!"
I couldn't get away from this woman fast enough. Her eyes were glazed over. In spite of her well-dressed and very "normal" appearance, I had been
singled out by a raving lunatic on a tirade. The cars behind me had already started honking their horns, I was late for my appointment and I had a
crazed religious fanatic at my window yelling at me about the antichrist of all things. When she stepped back away from the car for a moment, I took
the opportunity to pull away. When I looked in my rear view mirror, I could see this 'prophetess of doom' blocking the car that had been behind me.
At least now I could get to the dentist ... to have a root canal. (the scary thing about all of this is every word is absolutely true!).
I've had a stressful day? I've had a stressful day!
....I'm home now and I've just had my third piece of Nicorette gum. But, you know, the gum only helps so much......damn, I could use a cigarette or
two or ten -- right now. But I won't. I've been through too much to stop now. Maybe if something truly bizarre happens but it would have to be