I Kept My Mouth Shut For Once

My wife kept talking about this scene from European Vacation because of our upcoming trip to London:

Then, we got stuck in traffic on the way to see Cabaret downtown. We were going to drive by the ballpark, but heard there was a Rockies game in progress and decided that would be bad. We drove by Elitch and the Pepsi Center instead, which turned out to be worse.  Events were going on at both and we got stuck in a lane for around a half hour because people in front of us kept turning and the light only let one or two through at a time (two blocks ahead). My wife kept trying to get into the moving lane next to us, but the traffic made that impossible. She was getting really mad, nearly running late as we were. It was only through the best sense of self preservation given the situation and the references she kept making to the above that I didn’t shout: “Look kids, it’s Big Ben” while it was all going on.

She would have killed me.

No, that’s not true. The truth is I only thought of it afterward.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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