Y’all. My bike chain broke on my way to day 2 of my new job yesterday. DAY 2! And I had just gotten my period, so you can imagine how that went.

About ten blocks from work, I hear something catch in the chain. I stopped to inspect it, didn’t see anything, and pedaled on. I hear it again and stopped, still nothing. I started to pedal and CLANG my rusty old chain slid off the gear and onto the road.

Now, I don’t know what happened here, but I actually laughed as this happened, and thought about how much I like the cute guys at the bike shop. I looked up at the nearest street sign and realized I was only 5 or 6 blocks from said bike shop, it was only 10:06 so I had plenty of time to get to work by 10:30 and it was super nice out! Turns out the chain replacement would only cost me $23 with labor and I could pick it up after work, and I was 5 minutes early clocking in after a walk down the Pearl Street mall chatting with a girlfriend on the phone, and enjoying all the tulips that are blooming right now.

Oh, is that not what you thought I was going to say?

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