Sometimes Monday mornings can be for the birds. Sometimes you wake up, check the news, and think, “My goodness. Will I smile at all today?” Just at that moment, a video gets retweeted into your twitter feed and the smile appears out of nowhere. That’s what happened to me today.
I love watching people step in dog poop. There’s an inherent misery that comes with being the person who steps in poop, especially when you are far away from home. You just know that you’re gonna have shit on your shoes all damn day. If you’re in a big city like New York, it’s even worse. You don’t have sticks, grass, or whathaveyou all over the place in New York. You just slide and grind your foot against the concrete. Everyone knows what you’re doing. Even if it’s just for a minute, you’re the poop guy. You HATE being a poop guy. Should you dig it out with a straw? Come on, Chaps? A straw! That won’t work. Odds and science say that you catapult the poop all over your sweater. Very gross. Very demoralizing. Very unfair.
To make matters even worse, people cheered for this woman ruining her morning. It was like the crowd watching Jordan hitting his final shot, via a push-off, over Bryon Russell. Watching this woman step in poop felt like a championship. I happy they got their ring, though. Make no mistake about that.