I have had brushes with death all weekend long. The universe is trying to tell me something, but I don't know what. I feel like someone is out to get me, and God and my guardian angel are working like crazy to stop it. Here's the story:
On Friday, I returned from my walk to Subway (Eat Fresh) and got on the elevator that hates me. I pushed the 8 button and the elevator began to climb. Then suddenly--WHOOSH--it dropped a floor. Let me repeat that--IT DROPPED A FLOOR!! Luckily, I was only on the second floor and had it hit the ground, I doubt I'd have sustained any major injuries. However, it is scary as hell to have an elevator just drop all of a sudden. Trust me on this one. I held my breath until it made it to my floor.
On Saturday, I was judging a spelling bee at one of our schools. I left the school and went on a yarn hunting mission, as one does. On the 101 freeway,I was driving along and I thought for a second "brake." I just lightly tapped my brake, just enough to slow down, when this fast car changed lanes right in front of me with barely any room to spare, so close that I couldn't see his license plate. I never even saw him coming; he was so fast, easily over 90 to 100 mph. He had his flashers on, so I wonder if maybe his brakes weren't working. I don't know but he continued to speed and zig zag through traffic until he was out of sight. Had I not slowed down, he'd have hit me for sure.
Then, yesterday, I had this morbid thought upon waking. I thought, "If I died, how would they know who to call?" I checked my phone and added things like "sister" and "brother" next to their phone numbers. Then, I walked to Walgreens and Chipotle. On my way home, I was crossing the street when a monster truck shot out from his stop to make a left turn--right into me. I saw his grill and nothing else. He stopped inches from hitting me. Had he skidded at all, I'd have had a face full of metal. The driver's window was open and I yelled, "What the hell?" but he never even acknowledged it. Not an apology. Not even a glance in my direction, as if I was just something in the road that he had to drive around. Not to mention that it's illegal to drive into a cross walk when a pedestrian is anywhere within the cross walk. Sheesh. I was so startled and flustered that I didn't even call him any of my favorite curse words.
So, what is the world trying to tell me? Live life to the fullest? Clean my apartment because who knows who's going to have to see it? Always wear clean underwear? I'm treading with caution and hoping for the best.
totally not cheating even though I copied this directly from an email I sent my sister. Y'all need to know.