Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Sometimes the trouble does never happen

Mark Twain has a famous quote, which has been botched a bit here and there, but which I believe is authoritatively rendered as, "I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened."

Well, I can personally relate to that.

I had a notice from the Postal Service in my box Tuesday night, to sign for a certified letter at the post office. My mind was racing.

Did my old apartment complex suddenly decide it wanted additional money from me somehow? (Even as I have two noncertified letters, one from the complex, one from the parent company, both of which came in the last week, on my table. But, I know what I signed, and signed for, when I moved.)

Did that traffic ticket I got lawyered out of two of three counts, but paid the remaining one, have the money order incorrect? 

Something worse?

Well, it was from the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, which made me more nervous at first, since they're the folks who pulled me over in 2009.

What was it actually for?

I had a applied for a PR job, public information officer, with the office. I was being notified I didn't make the final cut - notified by certified letter.

I've played Twain's quote in my head many a time, but never before have I had this concrete of confirmation.

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