Dumb move (and even dumber luck)

Here’s a very vivid childhood memory: about thirty years ago,  when my family was eating dinner at an Italian restaurant, my sister Amy accidentally spilled an entire glass of  Coke directly into my mom’s open purse.

I thought of this yesterday, when I was sitting at a café with a tall paper cup of hot tea on the table in front of me.  In a stunning act of clumsiness, I somehow managed to knock three-fourths of the contents into my laptop bag.

Here’s what got wet: A library book (eek); a letter from my sons’ dentist office; some spare change; an old bookmark; assorted pens.

Here’s what did not get wet: My computer; my cell phone; my wallet.

With luck like that, I should go buy a lottery ticket.

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