You will be standing in line to see a local production of Mother Courage when you realize that your ticket is in your jacket pocket in the car. You will ask the person behind you to save your place in line. At your car, you will find a parking ticket on the windshield and suddenly remember that you left your jacket at home. You will listen to a street performer sing a plaintive rendition of "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" and put a dollar in her open guitar case. At home, you will find the ticket in your jacket pocket and see that it was for the previous night. You will consider hanging yourself, but instead you will curl up with a good book in your favorite easy chair and think that things could always be worse.