It seemed like a good idea at the time…

Today I was sitting outside at a restaurant. I was listening to the person who was speaking to me. I really was… but sometimes you just get a little distracted. As I was listening, my eye caught the little plastic ketchup packets, and I picked them up and started playing with them.

My elbows were on the table, hands crossed under my chin as I massaged the ketchup packets. “What will happen,” I wondered to myself, “if I squeeze these really hard? They’ll probably explode… But, what if I can squeeze it really hard, but not quite hard enough to make them pop… Let’s try it…”

So I did. As we looked over the spray of ketchup lightly dusting the table, Laura’s arm, and the floor behind her (not to mention coming dangerously close to the gentleman behind her), she looked at me like I was an idiot, and just asked “Why?” And my only response was, “It seemed like a good idea at the time…” sigh…

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