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Dropping the Ball and Breaking the Plates


January 31, 2019

Dorothy Rosby

I'm trudging across a slushy parking lot when an acquaintance hurries by and says, "Hi! How are you?" I say, "Great! How are you," like I just won the lottery. Except I'm not fine.

I had minor foot surgery in December, so I've been wearing a surgical shoe for a month. It's black, open-toed and very attractive. (I'm kidding.) My foot hurts. The medical bills are starting to roll in and an opened-toed shoe isn't ideal for tromping through ice and snow. So no, I'm not fine. Nor do I particularly care how she is at the moment.

She's also fine. Or at least she says she is, and then she hurries b...

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