>> Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I'm sure none of you have ever done the following bad deed, but I did last week and it came back to bite me.
I was sitting in our pediatrician's waiting room with my very sick two year old and I saw a magazine I had been wanting to read. Only once in his life has being sick slowed him down so I was too busy chasing him around keeping him from pulling all the tissues out of the boxes to glance at the magazine. One article in particualr caught my eye and peaked my interest so I grabbed the magazine and stuck it in the diaper bag (GASP!!). In my defense, they had at least 4 copies of the same issue laying on the table. Also, in the past I have wanted to read an article I saw and was told by my pediatrician that it was o.k. to take it with me. But, this time I didn't ask for permission. I just stuffed it in my bag so that I could read it later. (I know...GASP!!)
Well, I didn't have a chance to read it before I traveled to my parents' house so I again stuffed the magazine in my carry-on. When I finally had a chance to sit down and read it at my mom's, I checked the table of contents, turned to the page where the article was reported to be, but no article. I flipped a couple pages in either direction and then I noticed that someone had torn out those pages and left the magazine sitting on the waiting room table! How dare they!!!! Twarted!!
So the magazine I stole to read a specific article had already been raided by a fellow mother who was a bit more slick than me. Furthermore, how unlucky am I that the one copy I chose to steal was the one missing the one article I was stealing it for. I mean, can you imagine the nerve of that mom to tear out those pages there in the waiting room where all could see and hear her!! At least my crime was quiet and non-property-destroying. I am obviously not the only magazine/article stealing mother out there...there is at least one more who is probably sitting at home now contently reading MY article.
I got bit by karma...right in the a**! Now I have to go buy the magazine so I can read the article and hopefully appease the karma gods. :)
Cross posted at Chicago Moms Blog