Do You Need To Lose Something?

Hire me and I will lose it for you! I am available as a Loser for hourly service, or pay for a whole day! I should make this a real personal ad. I would be a great professional loser.

Today, as I was stepping off the red line at Park St., my mp3 player fell out of my pocket. On its way down, it pulled my headphones out of my ears, and then fell through the crack between the train and the platform. I moved along, immediately resigned to the fact that it was just gone. I was very upset for about 25 minutes.

I started thinking about all the things I lose that matter to me. Once in a while I’ll lose one earring of a pair, generally while wearing them. I don’t lose my most special jewelry, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important to me. I own very few earrings that I wouldn’t mind losing. Yet I continue to wear earrings out in the world where they might be lost to me forever…

Once, I lost my umbrella. It turned up about a year later in a different room in the same building where I misplaced it.

That type of luck is likely never to happen again. Especially in the entire city of Boston…

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~ by plaidlylush on June 11, 2010.

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