Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Words of Wisdom

This morning I had two bowls of Total cereal with soy milk, and because of an early meeting had to jump in a cab today. As I waited on the Southeast corner of 55th and Lexington, I saw an open cab. I eye-balled him since he dropped someone off at Bloomingdale's 5 blocks up (yeah, I can see that far). The cab was at a red light, and when he put his blinker on to pull over I knew he saw me. But, even though this was "my" cab, and he was preparing to pick me up, I thought it was not the best idea, especially in this weather, to wait.

He was on the other side of the intersection at a red light. I dutifully waited with my arm outstretched. But as I merely waited for him to come to me, nothing, nothing prevented someone on the North side of the street from jumping in "my" cab. The cabbie wouldn't care, a fare is a fare. I would yell and scream and make obscene gestures and I would stew about it all morning. So, I dodged traffic against the red light to rightfully claim my cab.

So, here are my words of wisdom: Just because something is coming your way, and is rightfully yours, don't just wait for it, GO GET IT! Or, else, you might lose out.


Vegan Epicurean said...

I love your attitude! We would all be better off if we worked for things we want instead of waiting for things to come to us, or expecting pills to solve our health problems.


Terrence said...

Thanks Alicia - that was my point - waiting for things to happen will end up short changing you in life. And, yes, there is no such thing as a magic little pill.

erin m said...