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This is an essay about mistakes and how the best of us are capable of making them...
I made a mistake today.  My mistake cost a lot of people a lot of time out of their day and a lot of frustration that they did not need.  I, of course, am very sorry about that, but it happens.  Yes, I feel stupid.  I am thinking, though, that I should not be too hard on myself because anyone and everyone can and will make a mistake at some point that causes someone else a great deal of lost time and patience.  I am normally very hard on myself.  Much harder on myself than anyone else could ever be.  I am trying not to beat myself up too badly over this because, in the end, everybody ended up getting what they needed and finding out that everything was okay after all.  I am normally a very responsible person.  I just had a medical treatment that affects memory, though, and that memory trouble was the source of the entire hubbub today.  I needed my medicine.  I did not remember that I had my medicine.  So I called the clinic and told them that I did not have my medicine.  You can imagine how the rest of the day went.  Phone calls and messages flying, me driving around in a foot of snow here and there trying to confirm tracking numbers and find out where packages went...
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