There's a stretch on busy Parker Road where people wait—and wait—to try to get into traffic from parking lots. Maybe they're waiting for some kind of miracle causing three lanes of drivers to come to a complete halt for them to carefully pull out and move to the farthest lane to make their turn. In the meantime, cars file past them as they sit. And sit.
Every time I happen to be there when this happens, I think, "You've got to get in the game to take your turn."
They might not be able to get to the farthest lane fast enough for their personal agenda to work, but they sure as heck weren't going anywhere sitting on the sidelines.
I've added a tenth goal to my 2010 list. To get ten rejections.
That means I'll be in the game.
CR: Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein.
It's all better with friends.