Sometimes All You Can Do is Laugh

Sometimes All You Can Do is Laugh

Published Sep 17, 2021 by Rick Cundiff

Roseanne Rosannadanna said it best – It’s always something.

Today, I’m living proof the universe has a sense of humor, or at least a sense of comic timing. One year ago today I posted on social media about my wife’s car needing a repair that took all of the paycheck I had received the day before. Social media helpfully reminded me of that fact this morning.

Yesterday was payday. Yesterday I dropped off my own car at the shop. They called today to tell me it needs an expensive repair that will once again take my entire paycheck, and then some.

This time, I happened to have the misfortune of a very expensive electronic part fail that controls the anti-lock brakes, the stability control and the airbags. Not something I can put off.

It’s always something.

And what can you do when it’s always something? You bite the bullet and tell the mechanic to order the part. There’s no other option.

As for a reaction to it, you do have a choice. Rage, cry, swear at the fickleness of the universe. Or sigh, and manage a chuckle at that cosmic sense of humor and the date symmetry.

Trade the car? Not an option. It’s relatively new, and in excellent condition otherwise. And it’s been rock solid for the past three years.

Sell it and have just one family car? Not an option either. My wife and I both work, in opposite directions from home, and with different hours. We live in a city with no viable public transportation.

See? It’s always something.

And that makes a great custom patch. It’s a good general purpose statement of life. Right up there with “So it goes,” “It is what it is,” and even “Life is what happens to you while you’re making other plans.”

Why not declare your acceptance of reality on custom patches for your jacket, hat, backpack or anything else? It’s all good. You don’t have to like it, but you can at least recognize how absurd life can be sometimes. Call or email us, and we’ll help you craft custom patches to show your outlook.

You might want to be careful about September 17, though. Maybe I’ll just stay in bed on that day next year.