Monday, August 28, 2006

It Could Be Worse

My wife gets very frustrated when I say or think "It could be worse". I understand. In the context of marriage or really crummy personal times, comforting someone with "It could be worse" is not proper and in most cases the pithy blowoff is down right insensitive.

But in the context of inline racing, especially as it relates to crashing, specifically my crash, "It could be worse" always applies. The following picture helps frame the context of "It could be worse" when I consider how irritating the healing of my road rash has been this past week:

Incidentally, click here for some more really great shots of the St. Paul Inline Marathon event.


kristi noser said...

Dang, I say that all the time, Never thought it would be a bad thing to say. I'll have to re-think that one I guess, especially around the Karli.

Joey said...

Yeah, that would be me...guarantee it!

Carla said...

"It could be worse." I guess I have heard it so much that I instantly get annoyed with it. When I have been in great pain and people have said that to me it means, "get over it"! When I lost a child and someone said, "It could be worse. At least you didn't know it." They were not hearing my soul crying for the child I just lost. I knew THAT child! I wanted THAT child.
"I'm so sorry" goes a long way.

When I break a nail, Yeah things could be worse.
So, context is everything, eh?

Oh, don't get me started. :)

kristi noser said...

For the record, I would NEVER say "could be worse" to a woman who just lost a baby. Because it can't.