Flaky [ˈflākē] : ADJECTIVE. 1. Breaking or separating easily into small, thin pieces. 2. Crazy or eccentric.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m flaky. Still, there’s a time and a place for such revelations. Case in point:
In the morning, on the way to work, I step down our four measly brick steps in the garage on my way to the car. Unfortunately, my brain forgets the routine I have been performing almost daily close to the last decade and my foot misses the last step. As I crumple to the floor, my knees save my face from planting first on the concrete.
And so, I unceremoniously pick myself off – laughing, because what else can a klutz do in this sad comedy of errors? – and gather my fallen belongings.
Does Steve offer a hand, a word of sympathy or encouragement?
Of course not.
Convos with hubby #1
Steve (watching bemusedly from the doorway): What in the world happened?
Me: (sighs) I missed the step.
Steve: But… how?
Me: I don’t know! I just had a flaky moment, I guess.
Steve: Moment? But… you’re always flaky.