I thought I was done with Xanthippe. I really did.
I knew today would have a rough start.
At 8AM, a dental root canal extraction.
I was warned the procedure would be difficult.
But while in Dr. Bassiri's chair I got a voicemail
from James, "You've been hacked."
The calls, e-mails and texts began.
In essence, from an e-mail address I don't have,
apparently sent to everyone I know ...
I was in Manilla and needed $2000 immediately!
I wasn't thinking about the noisy extraction.
An ice pack on my jaw as I drove home,
mentally planning my strategy.
Once home I looked in the mirror only to see a
worried, swollen chipmunk-Xianthippe!
After contacting the credit union, and credit card ...
I sent out an apologetic e-mail.
Cousin Nancy, quickly e-mailed back ...
"sounds like a Xanthippe day to me",
and I did indeed "laugh out loud."
Demura Sensei called, saying ...
"jacki, I didn't know you were in Manilla?"
Former student Robert, warned ...
"Don't eat the little chickens in Manilla!"
I know they say when given lemons make lemonade ...
and I am trying.
Trying to be a smiling Xanthippe.