Out of Time
William woke up. The time was 8:04 a.m. His work started at 9:00 a.m.
Without hesitation, he sprang out of bed. For some reason, he slept through his alarm, and needed to make up for lost time.
William ran into the kitchen and turned on the coffee maker. He then ran into the bathroom and began taking a quick shower.
8:22 a.m. William was in a frenzy, shaving as fast as he could. Unfortunately, he cut himself a few times. There was no time for breakfast. Only time for a cup of coffee.
8:30 a.m. William gulped down his coffee. It was scalding hot, but he didn’t have time to cool it down. Work was 25 minutes away, and that was without traffic
8:32 a.m. William was now cruising down the road. Hopefully, he wouldn’t get a speeding ticket. All he wanted to do was to get to work on time.
8:39 a.m. A cop pulled William over for speeding. The cop mentioned that William was going 82 in a 55 mile per hour zone. With that, William was given an alcohol test. William explained that all he had was a cup of coffee, and that he was going to be late for work.
8:50 a.m. William was given a $200 ticket, a written warning and four points on his license. Full of regret, he proceeds on to work.
8:59 a.m. William was only halfway to work. He was now out of time.
©2012 K. L. Walker