67. Something New
While Mikey was at the AA meeting, Tiffany sat in the basement, glaring at her tuba. Her mother hadn’t heard her play a note and came to investigate.
Tiffany said, “I hate the tuba, I hate tuba players, I hate tuba makers, and I hate the letters t-u-b-a.”
“Why don’t you give it up?” Sheila asked.
“’Cause I’m not a quitter!” Tiffany said, fighting back tears.
“Quitting one thing doesn’t make you a quitter. You’re a quitter if you quit the first time things get hard. Or, you quit before you’ve given something a fair chance. Or, you have a habit of quitting things. That’s not you. You tried, it didn’t work out, time to move on.”
“So I’m not a quitter?”
“Honey, give something new a fair shot. If it doesn’t work out, then move on. Otherwise you get caught between trying nothing new, or sticking to something you hate.”
Today I will try something new.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
Other works by Ken Montrose are available at: http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Montrose/e/B001K8MG0S