Sunday, October 16, 2011

Running On Fumes

While driving my friend, Terri, home from a book signing* yesterday, we were chatting about work, people we both know and our families.

I confided in her that someone I knew and did not particularly care for had recently died. I was having mixed feelings about this and did not know if that made me a horrible person.

I could feel her looking over at me, and then she replied, "Sweetie, you're almost empty."

To which I said, resignedly, "God. I know. I have a tiny, black heart and am almost completely soulless."

And she said, "No, I mean your gas tank. Your light just came on."

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***SHAMELESS PLUG*** The book signing was for Bye for Now - a Wisher's Story written by my college friend, Kathleen Churchyard. It is a young adult book (written for ages 8-12, enjoyed by people of all ages -- I just finished it and highly recommend it). Makes a great holiday gift!

6 comments:

Ms. Givens said...

That sounds like a book my daughter would enjoy!

dilettante07 said...

Just to be clear though, you ARE almost completely soulless.

Brutalism said...

Ms. Givens - The book has a great message in addition to being entertaining.

Tante - I know (hangs head in shame).

Christian at Point Counter-Point Point Point said...

It's a good thing she didn't say "You're runnin' kind of hot." That could have gotten awkward.

Brutalism said...

Christian - I need to make sure I am not drinking coffee when I read your comments, as I just spat it everywhere...

HogsAteMySister said...

That dash light only comes on when you are being watched by the dark side. So keep your tank full and you will be totally safe. Unless you use Facebook. In which case you are screwed.