Ready, Set, Done
by Ben Huberman
10 minutes. You and your keyboard (or smartphone. Or tablet. Or pen and paper). No pauses, no edits, no looking back: it’s free-write time!
There is a jinx on my getting ready. My son came into my room to wake me up at 9.30 am. Last night I couldn’t sleep. My alarm didn’t ring. Probably I forgot to set it up. I barely made it through my morning prayers, and promptly went back to sleep. Normally I remain awake till afternoon, and if
am lucky, then I get a thirty minutes shut eye.
My son was free for the day, and wanted mine and his errands done. He told me to get ready. I rushed through breakfast, and washing dishes. Then disaster struck in the form of the bathroom flooding with water. Something happened to the hand held shower, and water spurted everywhere. I managed to turn off the water at the mains. Then I dried the bathroom. That took time.
Finally made it to the bank to sort out my credit card problem. The bank had issued me a new one. I had bought some toiletries stuff. After ringing up the total, my new card didn’t work. Thank God I had cash with me to pay for my purchases.
My ten minutes are up, so further rambling till next Ready, Set, Done.