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In which playing bridge is good for perspective

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Last week, a friend of mine asked if I would be a sub for their bridge game.  I’m not very good at bridge since I haven’t played much since college until the last year.  At any rate, I couldn’t do it so she texted me “good for next week?” and I responded that I was.

 

Fast forward to yesterday (Tuesday … obviously I’m writing this on Wednesday) and I’m already having a shit day.  I had just picked up my computer and lo and behold they didn’t give me back my power cord.  Between that and my dog’s illness I was already in a pretty crap mood but I showed up at her house at 11:00, which is the standard bridge time.

 

I ring the doorbell and no answer.  Again. No answer.  I decide I’ll go back to the computer store and get my power cord and I text her “ummm…at your house.  When you said good for next Tuesday I thought you meant for bridge??????” which I suppose was snarky but was supposed to be funny.

 

Then I got in my car and started driving. About 10 minutes later I received a text, which said, “we are all on our way now … go in and relax!!”

 

I called Judy and said that I was on my way to the Apple store and wasn’t bridge usually at 11?  She told me it normally was but she had informed everybody that it was at 11:30.  Well, apparently NOT everybody.

 

I got the power cord and went back to Judy’s and got there about 20 minutes late.  When I walked in I said, “I’m just having the worst week” and Judy said “really? What’s happening with your week?” and I explained the dog and the computer and all that crap.

 

Then Ellen, to my left, said that her mom had a stoke and wasn’t doing well and then Judy explained that her daughter had an emergency appendectomy and also her boyfriend came and visited and got the flu for 5 days and while driving to and from Raleigh (1 ½ hours) to see her daughter that her car broke down and now she has a rental car.

 

I then conceded that my week was NOWHERE as bad as their week and realized that even though all my crap was a pain in the ass that things were all right and sometimes you just need to play bridge to get put in your place.

 

So people, play bridge to gain perspective.  That’s the moral of the story.

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6 Comments

  1. Ribena Tina @ ribenamusings
    January 20, 2014

    Ah, but as much as everyone else’s problems were worse than yours it doesn’t take away the fact that you had a bad week or day.

    Mind you, when I am stressed I find it useful to reflect on how some of my friends have much more difficulties in their life than me and then I don’t feel quite so stressed so I know where you are coming from.

    Hope this week isn’t as bad as last week hon.
    x
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    • Lynn
      January 20, 2014

      I’m sure it’ll be much, much better. After all, I’m not playing bridge!!! hahaha

  2. Jester Queen
    January 20, 2014

    Also to get camaraderie and to lose the feeling of being alone with a problem.

    • Lynn
      January 20, 2014

      well, I just play for fun but i do so love bitching and moaning about my “problems” … hope you’re doing well!

  3. Julie
    January 20, 2014

    A day without bitching and moaning is like a day without sunshine. Just my opinion . . .

    • Lynn
      January 20, 2014

      hahaha…me too

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