"Six lanes, tail lights, red ants marching into the night
They disappear to the left and right again"
1)You know how you get to the end of the day, and something is just the last straw?
2)Like, you smiled or threw up your hands or just outright ignored every other Little Thing that happened.
3)But this... this final thing comes along and it's "laugh or cry" time.
4)I have a really good Last Straw story tonight.
5)It's not long, or involved, as it shouldn't be given that it's just a piece of straw.
6)But it's the LAST ONE, you know? The last straw!
7)And if you want to know the truth, I picked "laugh," because it was that funny.
8)Come home, no outdoor lights, sandals on the ice and stone steps on which I almost cracked my head.
9)Put the key in the lock, wrestled with it, and not only did it not work.
10)No, NOT ONLY did it not work--I can not emphasize this enough--
11)I put it in the lock and the key broke off in my hand!
12)So, yes, one part of the key is stuck in the lock and the other part is in my hand.
13)Twisted metal that looks like a piece of licorice you bit off in the middle.
14)I tell people I'm that strong, but it is a relative truism that I'm probably not.
15)This must have been a Defective Key. Yes, this house is locked a Fat Lot.