Today I had a chance to live my lifelong dream of hand feeding a zebra outside of a gas station.
(I have very specific lifelong dreams).
Unfortunately, it turned out the zebra was a total jerk and literally knocked the food out of my hand and spat on it, right in front of my son.
My mom was dead right on two things. Sometimes, life just ain’t fair (number two was about spitting out a bug. Good call Mom).
So as I’ve spent the last three days on vacation, I’ve had plenty of time to consider things about life that just aren’t fair.
It just ain’t fair that days spent driving to your vacation count as part of your vacation. Driving cross state/country is hard work. I think we need to do something about this. I don’t know what though, because I’m still technically on vacation.
It just ain’t fair that adults can’t wear goggles to the pool. Ok granted, adults can wear goggles to the pool, but if you do, you’re either going to look like you take swimming very seriously, or you are an extremely lost snorkler.
While we’re on the subject, why can’t I spend money on a hobby without looking like I take it super seriously and should be way better than I am? Maybe I just wanted that real nice cake decorating frosting bag to eat frosting directly out of. I think this is pretty unfair.
It just ain’t fair that I look like to do with my shirt off.
It just ain’t fair that it didn’t rain while I was gone and my grass looks like dried crap now.
It just ain’t fair that it’s suppose to rain tomorrow.
It just ain’t fair we only get a few truly carefree days a year with our family to build memories that have to be good enough to make it into our eulogy.
It just ain’t fair that vacations have to end.
It just ain’t fair that childhood ends.
It just ain’t fair that anything ends actually. We work so hard only to have time and life slips away from us like a scurrying lizard on the red rocks of life. There is no constant. There is no rest. There is only running and the change it brings.
But it’s like that for everyone.
So I guess, in a sense, it’s fair after all.
But seriously zebra... that was cold.