Paranoia

Getting Back at the Recliner

October 21, 2012

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That when you settle in for a Sunday full of NFL watching and pull the little handle on the side of the reclining couch, you feel a little twinge in your back and ignore it. But then, when you push back to fully recline you feel something akin to popcorn […]
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Getting Wired – Electrocution

September 15, 2012

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That when you flick a light switch anywhere in your old bungalow style house, that the TV and other appliances come to life because the electrical service was installed by a do-it-yourselfer without any skill. And as the power surges through the bad wiring, you realize the switch you just […]
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Roof Remedy

August 6, 2012

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That when you hire a contractor to remove some tree branches that overhang your roof, said contractor falls to his death in the process and his estate sues you for damages. Irony prevails because the entity who ends up paying the claim is the insurance company that requested the branches […]
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Pan Pain

February 16, 2012

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That when you reach for a pot or a pan to cook some spaghetti – on just a random, nondescript evening – the hook on the pot rack catches your sleeve just enough that you lose your balance on the stepladder and tip softly into the island, suffering a little […]
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Testing Your Patients

November 17, 2011

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That when in the hospital for some tests, the nurses who tend to you – while very attractive – all seem to have a pact to keep their hands cold so that every time they take your temperature or blood pressure, the chill is so bad that it elevates your […]
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Laptop Strap Sucker

October 9, 2011

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That when you are traveling on business and trying to keep your bags to a minimum, you stuff everything into a tiny laptop bag…including toiletries, underwear and so forth. The trouble emerges when you forget to secure the laptop straps and because the bag is so heavy, it hangs low […]
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