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Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2011

Dave!Hyperbole is so rampant now-a-days that figuring out the actual seriousness of a situation is almost impossible. Even with people you know. Especially with people you know. Just this morning I heard somebody say "After 15 minutes of being ignored, my head LITERALLY exploded!" And yet her head was intact, so I'm not sure what's going on there. I'm guessing she just doesn't know what the word "literally" means. I run across this a lot.

So when I say "This has literally been the worst day of my life," I can understand your scepticism.

"It can't be that bad," you say, "he's blogging after all. If this was the worst day of Dave's life, he wouldn't be blogging. Maybe he just doesn't understand what the word -literally- means?"

And yet, sadly, I do. I literally know what "literally" means, and it's still literally the worst day of my life today.

When having the worst day of your life, I think it's only natural to compare it to other times where you were having the worst day of your life.

My previous worst day is burned into my memory and still makes me upset to think about it. The worst day before that is also very clear to me. But as I go backwards from there, the worst days of my life are fading. I'm having a hard time picking them out from the crowd. If they were truly so catastrophic, shouldn't I remember them? Maybe those earliest "worst days" weren't so terrible after all? I mean, come on... when I was five years old, the worst day of my life was undoubtedly something pretty silly... like being told I couldn't have a toy I wanted.

Needless to say, things have escalated since then.

As I sit here on literally the worst day of my life, all I can think of is what's next? What will come along that's so gut-wrenchingly awful that it replaces this day as my new "worst day ever?"

It would have to be something pretty big.

That would be a terrifying thought if not for the fact that having new "worst days" means that eventually this worst day will start to fade from my memories.


Life. It's pretty fucked up.


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  1. All I can offer is a *hug*. Albeit a digital one all the way from Arkansas.

  2. claire says:

    I’m really sorry you’re having such a terrible day, Dave.

    The past week has fairly sucked for me, but I suppose at least it’s not the worse. Hopefully, it will not become it.

    Here’s to better days ahead.

  3. Sybil Law says:

    This is one of my favorite posts. It’s so true!

    But I hope your day gets better. If it’s the worst, then it can only get better, right?



  4. Amy says:

    I’m so sorry. I know you’d never say it was the worst if it truly wasn’t, so I hope whatever it is gets better, and if not, I hope you can beat it into submission somehow. Stupid worst things. *hug*

  5. Invader_Stu says:

    I hope things feel better soon

  6. Shiny says:

    Whatever the factors were that made this a “worst day,” I’m sure it’s a very heavy feeling in your heart and that it sucks. Big hugs to you; I hope tomorrow is a step upward.

  7. martymankins says:

    All the best for going much longer between “worst days”

  8. sizzle says:

    I’m so sorry you had a horrible day. Here’s hoping things get better or you get a very, very big hug with a side of pudding. xo

  9. Catherine says:

    Hoping you get some real, meaningful comfort & that you can feel better soon. Warm thoughts your way.

  10. Robin says:

    Sending you tubs of virtual chocolate pudding! Hope things are better soon!

  11. Lisa says:


  12. vern says:

    I hope it’s preserved as the worst day of your life for the rest of your life and that the good times to follow make it ultimately, literally forgettable.

  13. Iron Fist says:

    I’m sorry, Dave. 🙁

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