Monday, June 29, 2009
"I'm saving for new cesspools because I do oh so very much laundry and dishes." I say, tossing my hair and doing my best impression of Cindy Crawford drinking a coke in that 1990's soda commercial.
"It is so very discouraging you know, to have to pour thousands of dollars down your toilet, literally! Don't you think so, Mr. Rooter?" I wink and grin wickedly. To my delighted astonishment, he agrees.
"Plus I have to bathe three little children every day of my water-logged life. Woe as me." I pout.
Then I make eye contact, smile, and wait. Mr. Rooter laughs, nervously, and diverts his eyes down to the ground, shyly.
Next I save BIG TIME. The man locates a package deal in his heart that includes two cesspools pumped for the price of one. When I tell Milk Man the story he shouts over the phone:
"Way to go! Good job, babe."
This makes me feel a bit Bonnie and Clyde -ish, and I have a sudden thought that this behavior to save a buck may ultimately lead me to fall short of sainthood.
Nevertheless, this week I'm going to be thankful for water, the very thing I have been complaining about. I use so much of it, and take it completely for granted. The truth is, I love clouds, rain, steam, snow, oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, bubble baths, ice- cubed and crushed in my drinks. Water is one of the things that reminds me that I am loved.
I am thankful for water in all its forms.
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