Dressing in the dark The wrong way to be discovered

Last Update: December 13, 2017

Tonight I told the others in the 7-day writing challenge that I will not be writing anything "deep" tonight. So prepare for some light humor inspired by a question I saw earlier today. It was about whether it is right or wrong, to offer feedback on sites without being asked to do so. This is my answer in artistic form. Just have fun. Not meant to offend...just relax! :) Who knows, that little flying saucer my come by to abduct you in your sleep...

He looked at himself in the mirror, though he could barely see himself in the dim light coming from the other room and thought, “I look perfect.” His wife had told him repeatedly earlier that the light bulb needed replacing, but he thought he could see quite fine.

He is all set to leave the house, only to discover when he arrived at the event, that he was wearing two different color shoes. It was too late to turn back now. He hadn't listened to his wife and changed the light bulb, now he is sorry. He thought he was ok because all of his shoes were paired out neatly and in order as usual (or so he thought).

“How could I have made this mistake?” he grumbled to himself while wanting to dive head first into any hole nearby. He is now on the platform and it’s too late to turn back now. There are 1000 persons in the audience. The lighting team is doing a fantastic job tonight. The brightest lights are on display as they highlight his almost dapper attire.

His face is bright with shame and he pretends that no one has noticed his mismatched shoes. However, he sees a few people laughing and (correctly) assumes that every smile, laugh or giggle is directed at him. “How can I concentrate on the task at hand,” or the task at foot, I should say (funny narration isn’t it?). However, he managed to get through. He performed every song with passion, though no one knows he is really angry with himself. He is just taking out his shame and frustration on the piano keys. He even plays a song that was not on his set-list tonight. The music has an energetic flavor tonight” everyone says. “Never has he played with such passion.”

As he gets up to prepare for a bow in appreciation of the audience’s response, the applause is deafening. Humbled, he bends down to give a polite bow, only to notice that not only were his shoes mismatched, they were also two left-foot shoes. Now he realizes that’s why they felt a little funny. It was not his swollen pride... sorry toe from a previous mishap... And the deafening applause wasn't really all applause either. It was a strange mix of genuine appreciation for his performance and laughter at his appearance at the same time.

With a frozen smile he stands erectly and hopes that the lighting team would just turn the lights off so he could just walk off the stage. They don’t… as this network of lights are World Wide Wired, so he closes his eyes and pretends he is dreaming and heads for the rest room. A very well lit room, I might add (that’s me the narrator). He proceeds to wash his face, dries it and begins to fix his tie, only to realize he was wearing his wife’s new pair of stockings she was looking for, for a while. Last time I saw him he had a new domain name.

Moral of the story. (Narrator, me) Don’t dress in the dark. Always be prepared for success. Be open to criticism at all times, not only when you ask for it. If you do things incorrectly in the dark when the lights are turned on, you may be found Wanting, Wanting, Wanting.

Sometimes in life we have to listen to the advice of others even if we didn’t ask for an opinion.

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Memorylaneuk Premium
Great analogy. Yes we should all be big enough to take criticism, though it is best delivered in a constructive manner. Insulting comments are never helpful.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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DEversley Premium
Thank you Karen.
Yes, I am for constructive. It must be, if not it's never welcomed.
David
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brichnow21 Premium
Yes, Karen...Looking for and accepting criticism, is how mature people, respond...Wanting to always, improve on performance!
Love and tolerance, of the individual...not to be confused, with, bad behavior, which, is a way to deal with the way, we respond.
Why, I Practice, the 3B's... I pause when agitated. Often, keeps me out of others, business!...drama...chaos...often, self-made! LOL,,,Mine, were!! Bad, choices...
Barb
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CowboyJames Premium
Very humorous. I can go to sleep with a smile.
Thank you
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DEversley Premium
Glad I made you smile James.
David
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CarolMeador Premium
Great job, David. What color are your shoes tonight? Carol
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DEversley Premium
Haha Carol. Who knows?
David
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brichnow21 Premium
Barefoot!!
B
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MKearns Premium
Oh oh. The Tol o ni saucer. be afraid. Be very afraid!
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DEversley Premium
Oh oh Mike. Haven't seen that little Martian around anywhere. He must have overstayed his welcome in another galaxy.

David
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MKearns Premium
Captured by the Cardassians. Shall we rescue him?
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brichnow21 Premium
Ssshh...He's lurking, just wait!!! ToLi...is everywhere! Just waiting to "Pop" out!!
Barb
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MKearns Premium
He posted about money making today. I tin they traded him to the Ferengi! We can spring him for a fee!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
The FCA enforced the Trade by Law regulation number 71 and removed 75% of the money make you rich manual. Apparently only the Ferengi are allowed to trade this kind of information.

The Joker ツ
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hey Barb..... coffee and chocolates..... catch....

The Joker ツ
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Fighting with Klingons is like gambling with Cardassians, it's good to have a friend around, get me out Mike!

The Joker ツ
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ToLiNoLi Premium
There's something scary in the stratus-fear!

The Joker ツ
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DEversley Premium
HaHA
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Brother I brought you a present, a 875.000kg stone for your garden from Planet Stonehole.

It was so heavy, we could not fly faster as Warpspeed 4. But we are back, be ready we will dump it in the front of your garden in the next few minutes or so, be advised not to be in the garden by then.

The Joker ツ
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DEversley Premium
Thanks brother!
Drop the beach off as well. Maybe the family and I will go for a swim.
Leave the Stonehole people with you.
David
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ToLiNoLi Premium
No Stonehole people with us, our saucer was already overloaded for your special present. Good to know, now we can dump the 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water as well in your garden.

The Joker ツ
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brichnow21 Premium
ToLI, thought, you were referring to me, as Stonehole...Which, I have to say, I fly solo, around, everywhere!!
Barb...Let, me know where you're landing for lunch!!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You got yourself a saucer lunch with the Joker!

The Joker ツ
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Flash4 Premium
Golly gosh! poor man, learned his lesson I bet, Change The Light Bulb, but I see where you're going with this. Put the ego behind you and keep on keeping on.
Thanks David.
Jae
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DEversley Premium
Hey Jae. Thanks for commenting. Hope it was funny enough for you. Have to see if that little flying saucer man "The Joker" will be passing by to rain on my parade. :)
David
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Flash4 Premium
I know what you mean.
J
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DEversley Premium
You got it Jae.
David
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brichnow21 Premium
I, learned, some years, ago..."What you think about me???...None of MY business!
I've found when working on a big project...Shut your mouth!!
Only, talk with those involved...Too, many Dreamer smashes, out there!
Barb
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Today we rain one stone of 875.000kg, 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water and a sleeping Santa over David's parade!

The Joker ツ
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DEversley Premium
Very true Barb. Great advice!!!
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