Thursday, July 14, 2016

69. Before You Say Anything...
Devin sat in his room, wishing he understood Lori. What the hell was her problem?  He thought about what he’d said and how she’d reacted.  He didn’t think he would have reacted that way.  Devin searched his memory for a similar situation.

During his junior year Devin had cracked a rib diving into the stands after a loose basketball.  While he was writhing in pain, a teammate had said, “Well there goes the playoffs.”  Devin had been furious.  Shouldn’t he have asked if Devin was OK?  Maybe thought of something other than his disappointment? Later Devin shrugged it off. That guy always talked before he thought.

Devin knew at the moment he should have thought of Lori before he spoke. ‘At least I didn’t mention PMS,’ Devin thought, remembering the last sexist remark that sent him deep into Lori’s doghouse.

Today I will think of others before I speak.   

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.

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