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….. ok, let’s look at it this way.  Let’s say you’re walking someplace you go all the time.  Let’s say it’s the Starbucks’s at the mall that you’ve walked past a hundred times.  You’re walking this well-worn path. You know what’s going to happen from one moment to the next.  Basically, the same shit that always happens which is …. Shit.  Nothing.  You’re bored.  The faces you look at look bored.  Right?

Silence … 

So, let’s say you’re walking past Starbucks’s and a guy in front of you trips and falls because he’s wearing crocks.  And because he falls you trip and fall and the package you are carrying flys out of your arms and the high heeled shoes inside the box go sliding across the floor.

You know I don’t wear high heeled shoes!

Silence … 

O.k. so, you’re on you’re knees feeling totally embarrassed. The guy’s on the floor with you and your shoes are out there three or four feet apart. It’s really busy.  People are walking around your shoes. Some of them almost fall. People are laughing or smiling at the situation.  Some kid points at you and his friends start laughing.  A big guy in a Harley t-shirt and a pony tail comes along, steps on one of the shoes loses his balance and almost falls.  The heel of the shoe breaks off.

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… You are mortified. All of this happens really quickly. So it’s like, one minute your world is calm and familiar. The next minute …

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