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“Today is a disaster,” she complained bitterly.

These are not encouraging words to hear at 7:08 A.M. on a Wednesday morning. My friend Sally is definitely going to have a bad day.

It’s cold and rainy. She had to lug a crate-like suitcase along the platform and up the steps onto the train while battling commuters too eager to grab a seat. Upon boarding the train, her purse vomitted its contents into the aisle. After picking up the loose change, a wallet, gum, and an assortment of coupons. Sally heaved the hunter-green beast into an empty seat with a heavy groan and sat down with a sigh.

“It’s also a day you shouldn’t have worn white pants,” I add, pointing out the gray streaks left on her white corduroy by the dirty suitcase.

Have you ever had one of those days where the challenges of the commute prophesied the rest of your day?

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