I am beginning to realize that I have nothing to worry about. Is a tsunami going to take me out while I sleep? Not Likely. Will a scorpion drop from the ceiling and sting me? Probably not. Do I have enough water to cook and bathe with today? Most likely.
In the absence of valid concerns, I find myself worrying about inane things. For instance, I worry that I’ll never make it out of the grocery store on time. I get stuck in the aisle, usually the shampoo aisle, and I can’t decide which shampoo I should choose.
It goes something like this: Where is the shampoo I used to buy? It came in a black bottle 10 years ago. I don’t want to have to choose between the damaged hair formula or the salon choice or the normal in 6 different scents. Where is the normally scented normal shampoo? Where’s my old shampoo in the black bottle? Did they change the packaging? Maybe I have to go to another kind of store to find it now. Do I even need shampoo?
It is at this point that I realize I have just spent 15 minutes in shampoo limbo and it is really time to go. I can use a bar of soap if I need to. Besides there are all those half empty hotel samples waiting for me at home. And now I’m beginning to worry if I still have enough time to pull dinner together.