Humble pie always served cold Leaping to conclusions humbling



“Apologizing is different from begging, it doesn’t change your status, go ahead and get on your knees, spill tears if you got it, for the person you offended, if at all you had a place in their hearts, you’ll be totally forgiven and accepted.” Michael Bassey Johnson

Have you ever noticed that leaping to wrong conclusions and affirming to everyone you know that you are right and they are wrong almost immediately leads to a cold slice of humble pie usually served cold when reality eventually reveals that you were mistaken all along?

Reality has this uncanny knack of effectively biting a person on the butt and forcing him/her to eat a slice of that much dreaded humble pie.

This is usually the case when the party in question had been flaunting their knowledge freely about insisting that they are correct and the rest of mankind terribly wrong.

This situation recently happened to me when the washing machine in my apartment building broke down and was in need of repair. Sixteen suites depended on this workhorse to clean their clothes. This meant that washer-dependent  families would have to seek an alternative means to keeping their clothing clean.

During my time at university I suffered many unpleasant experiences using public laundromat facilities. Having to use such a place again even for the shortest period of time only brought back memories of badly lit, poorly managed and unsafe laundromats from my bygone days. 

Fellow residents encouraged me to try this laundromat and they even raved about how well it was managed. I, being correct, refused to listen to their suggestions until that point in time when I looked in my underwear drawer and discovered that my endless supply of white jockey shorts was desperately running low. It was time to take action or suffer the consequences in silence.

Early this morning this past week about nine a.m. I threw my dirty clothing into  the laundry basket and made tracks to this much referred facility. It was within walking distance of  my building and with each step I took physically towards the laundromat I psychologically made three steps backwards to detain my arrival there.

When I finally arrived there I was pleasantly surprised to notice that the inside and outside area ws clean and well-kept, there was more than enough lighting inside and the machines were well-kept and spotlessly clean and downright shining.  

The female manager at the service desk was friendly, helpful and proficient at her job. It was a scene from Laundromat Heaven. The place was spotless!

I finished my laundry in record time and told the attendant that she ran a top-notch facility. The photos above show the interior of the laundromat and the clean and friendly environment it houses.

The rat infested, poorly lit laundry nightmares from my earlier days were had become bad memories keeping me from using this high-tech laundry Eden.

This is my formal , public apology to all those folks who read my blog and recommended this place to me. You were right and I was wrong.

Next time I will definitely look before I lip.

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9 Comments on Humble pie always served cold Leaping to conclusions humbling

  1. An amusing tale with a good message 🙂

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  2. Ah yes. I proved the truth of your assertion just today when I was insisting my vet hadn’t given me a book for recording Morrie’s shots. This went on for two days, most recently as I was talking to him on the phone and looked down and spied it on my desk top!!! Luckily, no calories in humble pie. Enjoyed your post. I just posted mine. Running late today!!!!

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    • The good thing about humble pie as you say it has no calories else many of us would weigh well over 400 pounds. Why is it that we all suffer from a momentary blindness when something we are looking for in haste appears magically before our eyes when we are actively searching for something else. Weird or what? Thank you for writing. Will check out your blog. Take care. 🙂


  3. “Tis better to be a fool than to open ones’ mouth and remove all doubt”. I’m not sure who said that – somebody famous I’m sure. At least you are good natured about admitting your mistake. And in your defense (being a former habitue of laundromats (that’s actually where I met my spouse – in one), more of them are as you REMEMBER and damn few are as lovely as the one you now get to use. Be thankful…

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  4. Loved your story. I had the same experiences as a college lad in the laundry need. Today, the new ones are high-end businesses! I had no great story. I turned the ‘pie’ into pastry.

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  5. Bravo! I enjoyed you article as well. A yummy topic. Cheers. Enjoy the day. 🙂


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