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Time Warp Tuesday: Embarrassment in the coffee shop

Before I get into the current post, check out my article today on Mile High Mamas : What Kind of Mother ARE You?? Would love for you to take my 4-question quiz and leave a comment there. Are you more Carol Brady or Peg Bundy?


I’m participating in Time Warp Tuesday, the weekly bloghop offered by Kathy at Four of a Kind. This week’s theme is Comic Relief, and our assignment was to  find a post written:

…to try to get your mind off a difficult and/or uncertain time. It might have been a fun and lighthearted …or a creative post trying to poke fun at yourself . Then write a new post on your blog about why you chose it and what has happened in your life since.

I can’t remember a time when I wrote funny to break a funk, but there is one post that makes me laugh when I think about it. Not so much because I myself was that funny, but because my hilarious commenters were.

So read the post from 3 years ago about a not-overly-uncommon social dilemma. And sample these comments:

  • Hypothetically…. RUN! Grab your stuff, make a beeline and hope the next guy gets blamed.
  • This is EXACTLY why I cannot bring myself to do that in a public restroom ;-). you are a brave soul.
  • I think Gilda Radner could have spun…um, GOLD, from this. So hypothetically, what would this hypothetical person have done?

In fact, the comments were so good that I devoted a second post to them, complete with a Sex and the City clip.

Oh, and by the way, my life hasn’t changed from that post. Hypothetically, I mean.

Click over to Time Warp Tuesday to read more comic relief posts, and maybe even to add your own.

Lori Holden, mom of a young adult daughter and a young adult son, writes from Denver. She was honored as an Angel in Adoption® by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

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2 Responses

  1. Here via Time Warp Tuesday and definitely got some great laughs from both of your older posts that you linked to — very funny! 🙂 As you shared, the comments were hilarious and as someone with a big conscience, I was blown away by how many people said they would have walked (or rather ran) away from the scene, as opposed to letting anyone know about what had happened. Interesting…

    And because I am often slow to “get the joke,” I have to share that I only had to read this sentence about five times before I got your point… “Oh, and by the way, my life hasn’t changed from that post. Hypothetically, I mean.” Ha, ha! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and for doing the Time Warp with me today! Looking forward to seeing what the topic (which you suggested, thank you) for next week brings out for people to reflect on. I am looking forward to it! 🙂

    As for your Mile High Mamas article! I really enjoyed it and share my thoughts in the comment section over there.

    I am still not ready to sign up for your book tour yet, but as we get closer if I can find the time I will try to join you. Do you have a date yet that everything is happening? I don’t recall from your original post. I think it *just* said January…

    Thanks again for your support w/ Time Wrap both participating and being an awesome commentor! 🙂

  2. There was just something on twitter about this during Halloween. It went something like: I’m not afraid of ghost or goblins, I’m afraid of flushing the toilet at a friend’s house and watching the water level rise and keep rising. That is a truly harrowing site.

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