Retrospectivly Funny: Setup

9 Sep

“Tell us about a situation that was not funny at all while it was happening, but that you now laugh about whenever you remember it.” – Writing prompt

As many of you may remember, Entwined Vines Jewelry did a couple years vending at the Portland Saturday Market most weekends for 10 out of 12 months per year. The first year, you show up in the mega morning on Saturday 4 hours before the market opens to sign up for a booth space. Each person would sign in and then stand around waiting to be called to pick a space based on seniority. All in all this seems reasonable and really is but the hour plus waiting for “your” turn to pick gets tiring and in some ways funny. The same person that has been in the first slot has had first pick for over 10 years and even though he knows the place with his eyes closed still takes an average of 10 minutes every week to pick the best spot while others hope for one spot but have backups in mind. The weekly dance to get just the perfect spot at the time would frustrate both Tammy and I. Now I look back and giggle at how silly we really were. What is a retrospective funny for you? Post in the comments as we would love to join in your giggle.


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