Tooth Fairy

I Say the Strangest Thing to Strangers, It’s Like a Disease
[Fed Ex man, knocking loudly at door.]
ME
Hello-hooray!  It’s you!
[Fed Ex man hands over Epson printer box.]
ME
Oh, bummer.  Is that all?  I was really expecting my new Apple laptop.  Oh, bummer.
This is like the stranger coming to my party, instead of the best friend – the printer, not the computer.
FED EX MAN
Yeah, we actually make it a point to bring only unexciting things to people’s houses.  We weed through the packages and always bring what’s expected secondly, first.
ME
Sorry, I was just expecting something else.
FED EX MAN
Yes, ma’am.  You’ve made that clear.
[Time passes slowly.  Four hours go by.  Fed ex man, knocking loudly at door.]
ME
Hello- hooray!  It’s another truck.
FED EX MAN, #2
Yes, I’m often well received.  I’m the Air truck, not Ground.  I’ve got a package from Apple.
ME
I feel like apologizing to your co-worker, Ground.
FED EX MAN, #2
[Silence.  Throws a dog biscuit to dog, asleep on porch.]
Have a nice day.


Doesn’t everyone deserve to be well received?
I picture those two men in a break room sometime, discussing the highs and lows of the crazy woman who answered her door in pajamas expecting a laptop…


Today, I’m off to open the box, the applications and my heart to a faster, more bad ass machine.  Since the passing of my seven hear old desktop, I’ve been eagerly awaiting this moment.

:::

Today, I’m over [HERE].


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Tooth Fairy, by the Skin of my Teeth

Tonight it was a struggle of celebrating another tooth lost and another step forward in growth alongside a sister, not quite there yet but not left out either.[Click HERE to read more]


2 Comments

  • adore that glimpse at your play writing. and the story behind the words. SO, how's that new beast?! MAC PORN. Bring it.

  • Thanks for the nudge – would you believe the beautiful post about my Feb play is still in draft? Love the beast, but it drinks up the battery. It is so fast and, most important, I think this chrome baby really loves me.

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