July 31, 2014

This Isn't My First Time At The (Dyslexic) Rodeo

If you got this text, could I count on you to

1. Drop your daughter off at ten o'clock, and

2. Pick her up again around about two-ish?

Well - no surprise to the friends I went to camp with, who were regularly subjected to my mistaking 3 AM for 6 AM and waking everyone up for breakfast four and half hours early, or saying I'd pick them up at noon and showing up punctually at one - I can not be counted on to do the same.

I assumed that Norah was going to be picked up at ten, although I caught my mistake in enough time to arrive at at their house only a few minutes late. 

I was not so fortunate the second time around. Somehow - despite having read and re-read the text in order to check my ten-o'clock assumption - I still thought they were going to drop her off at two.

Instead, this:

Let this be a lesson to you: do not, under any circumstances, no matter how lucid I appear, assume that I will show up at the right time. Oh, don't worry. I'm still very punctual. I promise I'll show up at a right time. It just probably won't be the right time.