I quit. (easily.)

January 10, 2011


I’m a big quitter at heart. In middle school I signed up for track and made it through about a week before I timidly knocked on my mom’s bedroom door one morning and told her I wasn’t going to go anymore. My reason? Um, I had to get up early and there seemed to be running involved. (I wasn’t the brightest child.)

This weekend I came across one of those inspirational plaques in a store (we all know I’m a fan of those) and Snarky Girl reared her ugly head again. The original looked something like this (I can’t change the ‘you are wrong’ underlines):

Very inspiring.

My version? More like this:

Sorry, Winnie.

Luckily, I saw a kid tonight who is not a quitter! He had turned his bike into a one-man snowplow. He had a snow shovel wedged onto the handlebar of his bike and was stuck in a drift, but he just kept peddling. You go, kid.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “I quit. (easily.)”

  1. Brad Said on:

    And what if my goal is to date Angelina Jolie? If I took Winston Churchill’s advice, I’d probably be labeled as a stalker and have a restraining order against me.

    …or I would be dating Angelina Jolie. Does anybody have her email address?


  2. Erika Said on:

    The image of the snow plow boy that could, cracked me up so much I had to read it aloud to my Husband and Mom…they broke down too then continued on a bit longer than I thought was due. Joke was on me though as they both replied they could imagine me trying the one man plow contraption…that it was something I’d do….NOW. sigh


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