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Waiting for Godot


They told me he’d come today, promised me he’d arrive this afternoon.

And so I wait.

I read a book.

Still he does not come.

I sort the mail.

Still he does not come.

I wash the dishes.

Still he does not come.

I do the laundry.

Still he does not come.

I haul debris – bags and bags of debris – out to the curb.

Still he does not come.

I sort presents.

Still he does not come.

I outline a chapter.

Still he does not come.

And so I continue to wait.

I cannot go to the grocery store to find the ingredients for my sufganiyot experiment. I cannot take the dogs for a walk in the sleet and the snow. I cannot shop for my mom’s birthday present (don’t worry, mom, I already have it picked out!). I cannot head for the pharmacy to pick up my newly prescribed anti-inflammatories (my hip is teeming with anticipation).

Oh where, or where is my Sears repairman? Oh where, oh where can he be?

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Update, 7:29 PM.

The Sears man is not coming until December 30th.

Curses to the Sears man.

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3 responses to “Waiting for Godot

  1. *aron* December 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    thanks for the comment 🙂 GAH i hate having to wait for appliance people… GRRR. do you watch seinfeld? there is an episode with the cable/phone guy that kramer makes HIM wait – its hilarious 🙂

  2. RunToFinish December 17, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    IS anything more frustrating than spending your day waiting on a repair guy..actually yes waiting on someone to hook up something like the phone or TV is almost more frustrating.. not sure why

  3. N.D. December 18, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Gosh I hate sitting around waiting for a repair person. Annoying!!!!! Hope you got out there!

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