Jan 3, 2011 9:14 AM
Overall, we have pretty sweet lives, we'll admit that. But there are days when everything feels so tragic, when nothing seems to go right. It is on a day like this that we truly appreciate the book F My Life ($11). It's culled from a website of the same name and is full of stories from everyday people, sharing some of the truly awful moments in their lives. How about these stories from F My Life?
"Today, my boyfriend broke up with me. I cried and told him that I loved him. He gave me a quarter and told me to call someone who cared. I threw the quarter in his face and ran. I waited for the bus, but when I got on, I realized I was 25 cents short of the fare. I walked home in the rain."
"Today, my boss fired me via text message. I don't have a text messaging plan. I paid 25 cents to get fired."
"Today, I got in line at the grocery store. The woman in front of me looked right at me, turned to her friend, and said "That reminds me, I forgot to get acne cream."
Or, consider this little gem:
"Today, my 5 year old nephew showed me green martians he'd made with his new Play Doh set. I smiled and said, "Wow! Now, how about some blue martians!" He looked at me and replied, "How about some blue shut the fuck up!".
Somehow, our calamities becomes comedy and we realize that we all live in a devastatingly, disastrously funny world where bad things happen, but we manage to survive.