Wet Socks, And Dry Papers?

How was your weekend? Mine was wet. Rain everywhere. Outside of Menards where I get the paper, the road was flooded out, which meant I had to go around, which I learned too late meant a trek through wet grass–so wet that water splashed up over my shoes.

Couldn’t do too much about that. But oh well. That’s the unexpected. I tried to go around the store on the way out, but met a fence and more tall grass.

So, more wet socks. I squeezed them out as best I could, dried my shoes with napkins, picked more than a few ants off me, and that was that.


Anyway, that was sorta fun. If by fun you mean an experience I haven’t had in a while that repeating probably wouldn’t be a good idee (not a typo).

And then I realized I forgot a snack, so McDonald’s hash brown to the rescue! I prefer chocolate chip cookies, you understand, but they weren’t available at the moment.

So anyway, I was thinking of a point for this post…

There’s the unexpected, frustrations, setbacks, adapting, it’s all here.

I didn’t go into as much detail as I’m accustomed to (I think the soggy socks are messing with my head).

For you fiction writers, write a story with someone who has soggy shoes, or a character who has a problem they have no control over. For you copywriters, think about a time you needed to adapt to something, or what-have-ya. There will be times that things don’t go as planned, but we can decide what to do about it (sometimes I’ve found the best thing to do about things like this is nothing at all. Just calm down, and some things blow over).

All right, then.

Try to keep your socks dry, in a manner of speaking. And if you don’t have a choice in that, remember to bring extra. I could have/should have tied my shoes around my neck, and took my socks off, but hindsight being excellent at 20/20 and all that sort of jazz…

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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