By: Kayla Schut
There are times when all the stress gets to be too much, and all we want to do is absolutely NOTHING. Thereâ€™s always that temptation to laze around and forget about all our responsibilities. Most days we just get up and got going, but there are other days where we just donâ€™t.
I didnâ€™t pick up the phone when it rang at 8 a.m. because I knew it was too early for me to wake up. Â If Tim Hortons was still serving breakfast, then it was too early for me to remove myself from between the sheets.
I didnâ€™t comb my hair that morning because it was too mainstream and I wanted to be hipster, and maybe someday I would have dreadlocks.
Ring ring ring.
I didnâ€™t answer. Â Dontcha know I wonâ€™t pick up?
I didnâ€™t care to pay attention to the pitter patter of rain hitting the roof of my house while I gazed at the stars on my ceiling. Â (I needed to redecorate.)
â€œEh kid, wanna do somethinâ€™ with your life? Dontcha know youâ€™re 23 and Iâ€™m tired of paying your damn bills?â€ mum yelled from the dining room. I didnâ€™t want to move from my bedâ€¦. let alone be productive.
I could smell the cigarette hanging from her mouth combined with the scent left behind from unfinished beers and unwashed laundry and the unclean trailer. I didnâ€™t open the bill on the counter from CIBC.
I didnâ€™t charge my iPhone last night and my battery is only at 2%.
I didnâ€™t know what to do with myself.
â€œDontcha know if you leave your phone in your pants you can get cancer?â€ mum continued yelling as I walked out the door. I waited for the bus, but didnâ€™t step on it when it pulled up to the stop.
I smiled and said sorry. He smiled and said the same.
I didnâ€™t cross the road because I knew someone would make a joke about a chicken.
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