It comes in threes, that’s what I’ve always been told. Whether it is buses, triplets or Peter Jackson Tolkien adaptations we are told to expect a trio of happenings. This saying is nonsense, it is based upon the idea of grouping three things together to give a sense of commonality by which we can attach a common thread to make them feel connected.
It’s a trap I fall into. Three completely unrelated events in the last week had me writing three drafts, all of which are partly discarded but all could be grouped in with the tag “things that broke”. They could also be tagged “my own fault” and “inevitable”.
My mug is broke.
My Lannister mug has met it’s end. Actually it’s my second Lannister mug to perish (both times at my own hand) and I’m worried I’m going to be know as the “Cupslayer”.
It happened because I was not paying enough attention and I dropped it in the sink. Strangely Mrs G’s Targaryen mugs have never broken (although they have got a little stained). I’m not sure if there is a direct link between crockery and the plots in Game of Thrones but I don’t think I could handle getting a Lannister espresso cup just in case.
My phone is broke.
This is the work of the Feliciraptor, and it is the second time she has broken the front screen on my phone. The phone was purchased with a baby in mind because it was waterproof (and therefore droolproof) whoever it is not pickitupfromthetableanddropitproof. It is my fault for leaving it where she could get it.
I wasn’t paying enough attention and left in lying on the kitchen table when a little hand grabbed after it as she was being picked up. It was at this point she decided to test the theory of gravity (yup that still works) and dropped it onto the kitchen floor.
My iTunes is broke.
Again nobody else to blame but myself, I was not paying attention as I changed my iTunes library settings to break it for the second time . All my playlists, rating, playcounts are gone and because it is backed up to the cloud everytime I try to rectify it the cloud angrily shouts at me.
I should just leave well alone and be more careful and attentive, at least these three things are easy to replace. Next time it could be something I care a lot more about.