"Well, damn! Not again!"

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If you just said this - what likely just happened?

-- Catherine (catherine@cmjcom.com), October 29, 1999


In this case, I would probably have dumped a stack of books or papers off my desk by hitting them with my elbow, or they toppled off by themselves due to my inattention. The other thing that it could probably be is that I forgot to pick something up from the store or go out for something for the umpteenth time. I'm a pretty scattered person and I have a tenuous grip on normality sometimes. Or perhaps the one algae eater (deceased as of yesterday) was committing suicide by jumping out of the aquarium again. There are lots of things that endenger this phrase, usually in a tone of surprise. I'm perpetually surprised by happenings around me. Kate http://www.jade-leaves.com/Ceit/journal/journal.shtml

-- Kate (chris.gould@sympatico.ca), October 29, 1999.

I've either tripped and fallen in front of a whole slew of strangers or I've just discovered that the spineless acqusitions editor for my author-from-hell didn't talk to him AGAIN about his absurd changes and therefore forces me into being the bad guy.


And I'd probably use a stronger expletive than "damn."

-- Moira (Moira@diarist.net), October 29, 1999.

I'd have found yet another place where my intact male Sheltie had felt compelled to mark his "territory" - and yes, damn is the mildest thing I'd say.

-- Catherine (hinesc@mindspring.com), October 29, 1999.

1. Our bulimic cat Lewis just threw up 2. The Bit bumped her head on the edge of the piano 3. The water in our apartment complex was turned off (unexpectedly, for several hours) 4. I tripped over my husband's shoes in the middle of the living room floor 5. Yet another salesperson (usually a cute, perky teenager) rang our doorbell 6. I sat down to use the toilet only to discover that the roll was empty and there were no spares anywhere to be found 7. The child downstairs started screaming, for no explicable reas

-- tesserae (angelicsprite@lunchpail.com), October 29, 1999.

A. I tripped over something or ran into something that was placed there without my knowledge by my spouse who seems to have no problem with our studio being an obstacle course which changes every day.

B. My computer froze up near the very end of a really long and thoughtful email or other piece of writing, and, of course I had not saved it anywhere...

C. I received one of those ominous envelopes from the bank which contains "time sensitive material", or whatever phrase of the day which usually means something is screwed up somewhere with the bank balance.

-- Jo (jmerchant@interaccess.com), October 29, 1999.

Someone took my box cutter from my work space at the bookstore.

Someone said something stupid at work.

Having to go to work.

My bank has done something horrible with hundreds of dollars of my money.


-- krystyn (eisllew@msn.com), October 29, 1999.

Jamie or Eric just emptied out all the Cokes into the sink again.

--Al of Nova Notes.

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), October 29, 1999.

1) I spilled food or drink.
2) Netscape got tired and quit working. Necessitating a full restart of the computer.

-- marianne aldrich (marseillaise@hotmail.com), October 30, 1999.

All three pair of my glasses have disappeared and I need to SEE. I know I lit a cigarette and I know I put it in some ashtray in this multi-roomed house. I could start a fire and I wouldn't be able to find it without my glasses. I'd better shut down the computer and go to bed or I'll sleep in tomorrow and be late for work. Well, damn! Not again!

-- Eleanor Caverly (ecaverly@idirect.ca), October 30, 1999.

My "netscape has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down" After I have just reloaded it again for the umpteenth time. I don't know what is wrong and it is soooo annoying!!!!! I have 4.6 on CD

-- Carol Peddle (cpeddle@netrover.com), October 30, 1999.

1)I have left the sidelights on the car on . I am parked on a level stretching for miles. Another ******* battery gone. 2)I always have my keys, ... except I had a different jacket on last night. It is dark, wet and I have to climb on my garage roof, be late for work and dryclean the suit. I once did both together.

-- chris (chris@clatimer.freeserve,co.uk), October 30, 1999.

my stupid computer at work froze...again! i tell ya, they need to supply better stuff/equipment if they expect professional results at this place.

-- julie boyd (boyd3j@fhu.disa.mil), November 03, 1999.

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