I won't be around for ever, you know

I am an opportunity. I present myself to innocent and guilty people when they least expect me, sometimes gradually creeping up on them without their realizing until it’s too late, and other times leaping up at them in a sudden rush.

Most people are grateful for my making myself known to them and they seize me. But occasionally I am spurned, and I find myself feeling offended. Nobody likes being a wasted opportunity.

I enjoy being taken advantage of. That’s what I’m here for. “Use me and don’t lose me”, I say, “I’m far more useful than a credit card”.

Trouble is, I’m transient. And not everybody appreciates that. You can’t hang on to me and later avail yourself of me when it suits you. I come and go in such an erratic fashion that, before you know it, I’ve faded away and moved onto somebody else. Consider yourself warned.

Got to go now – I’ve left the kettle on!


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by LostCause79 on October 29, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Wow! You took the words right out of my mouth. They taste kind of bitter, right?


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