Asleep at the Switch . . . . .



Have you ever been asleep at the switch and missed an opportunity and then wished you could turn time back?

This is what happened to me the other night. I was playing my favorite game of Scrabble online. I can sign on there at anytime I’m in the mood and find someone to play with me.

In a box beside the game there is a space where you can converse with your opponent if you wish.  Sometimes we may exchange information on where we live or say a thank you if our opponent grants us a little extra time to make a decision on a play.

My partner the other night said a hello in this space and we exchanged a few words. I told her I was in Nebraska.

Then the game began and I was concentrating so hard I never went back to that space and didn’t realize that she was asking me some questions. Just after the game ended and she signed off I found her questions and comments.. They went something like this:

You’re in Nebraska? My dad went there often to do research for his stories.

Did you ever see any of his shows on TV? He was M Landon and he did a lot of  stories for a number of years

She said a couple of other things that I can’t remember. But at this point I realized I had been playing Scrabble with one of Michael Landon’s daughters. In fact her online name was something like Michael’sgirl1.

I thought the world of that man and would have loved to visit with his daughter.

But I was asleep at the switch.






2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vida leyland
    Dec 09, 2017 @ 23:50:52



  2. Donna Thomas
    Dec 11, 2017 @ 17:48:13

    Oh, Doris 😕


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