Friday, December 18, 2009
The Jinxed Blog Post
I found over the years that whenever I had to deal with those particular customers, I would make some foolish error - whether they were in the branch or not. Extra special care seemed to guarantee an error - the greater the care, the worse the error.
Such people, and the errors that go with them, are my metaphor for trying too hard and for all the things I encounter in life that will just get worse and worse, the harder I try.
I copied the text, deleted the post, then pasted into a new post, which did not seem to work and then seemed to disappear altogether. Oh well, I could always do it over.
When I did begin to do the post over, lo and behold, there was the "lost" one, and with text intact, albeit oddly spaced. I fixed the spacing, re-inserted the images and video, and found and deleted the repetition of it all much further down the page. Ahh, success at last! Publish and be done with it.
Not long after that, the post received its first comment. Yay! But, alas! In responding to the comment, I found not one, but two more iterations of the paste "hanging" off the end of the post with much space between lines. They are now deleted, but I daren't say that all is well.
I dearly want to believe that I am done with that post (well, except for more comments!), but am uncertain because it is jinxed. Maybe, I just won't look, and it will eventually fall off the page into oblivion. At least I don't feel any guilt about wishing such a fate on a blog post.