Monday, May 17, 2010

I'm going to send this one out there

One. More. Time.  I'm sitting here with my eyes squinted and my fingers pinched together near my temples, willing you to understand, Universe.  I don't know how to be any more clear.  I've completely drained my reservoir of communication skills and have resorted to mentally screaming in block letters.

I DON'T PLAY THE PIANO

I'm not just being modest or demure.  I really, genuinely, honestly do not know how to play the piano.  Please stop asking me to do so in public.

Someday, maybe I'll cultivate it as a skill.  In the mean time, I'm going to work on rocking my baby, because she's teething and needs her Mama.  Also, my fridge needs cleaning out, I haven't done my visiting teaching, I need to practice the (insert expletive here) organ, I just planted Tomato Extravaganza: 2010 Edition and I need to fertilize, my Jeep needs a good scrub so we can sell it, the laundry isn't folded, I have a certain speaking engagement coming up that I should prepare for, and, oh yeah, I have to work full time.  Remember?

So forgive me, Universe, if preparing on extraordinarily short notice to play in front of coworkers and strangers isn't high on my priority list.  Luckily for you, apparently I have terrible personal boundaries and tend to give in to peer pressure, so I'll be doing it anyway.

Oh, and one more thing.  I have Gilmore Girls on in the background, which I've never watched before.  The dialogue goes unnaturally fast, and it's distracting.  Just sayin'.

4 comments:

katelinklug said...

So you ARE playing? What are you going to play?

Melinda said...

I hate it when people ask you to play the piano on short notice. Like you're just supposed to DO it. Would they ask, say, a tuba player to just up and play something on the spot? I don't think so. I picked the wrong instrument.

Jessica said...

Oh no! Maybe you need to work on those personal boundries and stop telling people that you have the ability to jab your fingers against ivory keys in some melodic way.

K and T said...

Seems just the opposite for me. No matter how often people are reminded that I play the piano...it just slips their minds and I actually want to play, if the opportunity ever presented itself!