Thanks, Lady

There was a really cool thing said to me today,

“I’ve known you a year, I never knew you could talk.”

I loved that,
Me, a quiet one, being recognized for talking,
Even if it was forced conversation,
The kind that happens when I’m teaching,
This time to adults who were on indoor cycles,
Don’t want to have trademark issues
When naming them,
The bikes,
Not the people,
Three of them who are a few clicks short of appropriate,
But that’s why I make jokes with them,
Because they’ve gotten in and
LET ME BE ME,
The same courtesy I hope to extend to everyone else.

The best part of the aforementioned quote
Was that the woman called me by a nickname, Cox,
Which was started by the troubled trio
I wrote of earlier.
The new monicker has worked so well that this woman
Has called me Cox twice in two days.
I just
LET HER BE HER and answered her questions
WITHOUT feeling upset, WITHOUT correcting her,
WITHOUT feeling the need to complain about
The injustice of being called something I’m not
And besides, she’s not in on the joke,

But it was perfect,
We, the insiders, laughed,
AND THEN WE LET HER IN ON THE REASON,
Hopefully, she’s cool with that,
I mean, I don’t care if she isn’t,
I think, though, it would be nicer if she was
Given that her comment and confusion about my name
Brought such joy to our group.

We could use a little laugher, Auntie Mame
Sorry for the reference to a musical,
After all, the cosmos says I like the arts and
That was like a cheap circumcision,
A rip-off,
Which is a joke my young journeyman protege
Told the other day,
Leaving me thinking that fun is just around the corner
Until I get run into
By people who are never happy,
Who spin themselves into a tizzy, and
Fail to recognize that seriousness of a certain kind
Is something to be escaped.

And I know that person,
It can be me, miserable,
But exercise and hanging with the people where I workout,
Even if I’m taking the effing class
Where there are a bushel load of burpees
Doesn’t really make me hate on things.

So thank goodness I talked a lot during class, today,
That woman who is married to wrestling coach and
Whose name I don’t even have a nickname for

MADE MY DAY! (Capital letter emphasis, yo)

2 Comments

  1. Hahaha

    On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 12:04 AM Chris Hancock 7-8-9 wrote:

    > chrishancock789 posted: “There was a really cool thing said to me today, > “I’ve known you a year, I never knew you could talk.” I loved that, Me, a > quiet one, being recognized for talking, Even if it was forced > conversation, The kind that happens when I’m teaching, This time to ” >

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