Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Eliminating 'getting lost' from the equation, she narrowed her mental search to three possibilities: Injury, foul play or none-of-the-above. The injury file had sub-files that included fights with bears, broken bones, avalanches and myocardial infarction. The foul-play file contained; Kidnapping, abandonment, pranking, alien abduction and drug use. The last possibility, the one most likely, was of course, the none-of-the-above file, which contained a warning in 60 point bolded helvetica:
YOU ARE LOOKING IN THE WRONG FILE FOR THE WRONG REASON. PLEASE DO NOT OVER-REACT (AGAIN) AND RETURN TO WHATEVER IT WAS YOU WERE DOING PRIOR TO YOUR PANIC ATTACK. EVERYTHING IS FINE.
Closing the folder with care she poured herself a cup of coffee.