Jump To Conclusions Mat.....

I am house sitting for my boss who is out of town, and after a long hard day I decide to get into the Jacuzzi tub for some relaxation. Little did I know that earlier in the day there had been a problem with the drain in the bathtub. My boyfriend had taken a bath earlier, and pulled the stopper completely out of the drain. This stopper looks completely foreign and is all bent and wonky looking.
I freak out and stomp naked through the house with the dog following me to the telephone. I call my boyfriend waking him from his peaceful slumber at 1am and proceed to try and remain calm. I do not succeed in this and end up shrieking at him "Why the f*%# did you not tell me you broke the tub? You are going to have to get a plumber to fix this! My boss is going to kill me!" and several variations on this. This goes on for a couple of minutes, until I realize I am being completely irrational and need to just chill. I tell him we'll fix it tomorrow and good night.
After hanging up, I stare at the phone in anger for a few seconds, and then stomp back into the bathroom. I decide that the least I can do is try to put it back in. He said he did try to put it back in but could not get it. I pick up the stopper, bend it to shape, and slide it back into place. It works perfectly...
I stand there dumbfounded staring at the drain. Remorse instantly washes over me. I sigh, and realize I need to apologize to the wonderful man that I love, and whom loves me very much. I grab the phone and call him and tell him I am so very sorry for screeching at him like a banshee. I tell him how I magically fixed the drain, and he laughed that amazing laugh of his. I can see his blue eyes laughing at me in my head, and I know all is well.
Lesson learnt...................... (I hope!)

It was a "Jump to Conclusions" mat. You see, it would be this mat that you would put on the floor... and would have different CONCLUSIONS written on it that you could JUMP TO.
-Tom Smykowski (Office Space)
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2 Responses Jul 22, 2010

Well, it was a lesson learned - good for you to recognize it :)<br />
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lol@ the Office Space quote...funny funny

Always try to fix the problem before you jump to a conclusion ;-)