Things Did Not Go South, Permanently (#197: 2023’03’14’T)

Prophets We Are Not. Thankfully.


A few weeks ago, Jim joked about my effort to fix the photographic attendance record (2023’02’21’T). You can go read that Cerebrun for more details; but basically, I had x-ed Jim out from one photo because I had added him to earlier one in error. We don’t take attendance so the weekly photo becomes the only evidence of who runs any given week. As personal circumstances would have it, though, not everyone makes it to the store when we take the shot. Sometimes people pop up in the middle of the run and get added digitally. And sometimes we forget who actually did the popping up for the addition process: IOW, sometimes mistakes get made.

The x-ing out of Jim led him to wonder if it could be prophetic of him becoming a permanent casualty. Yikes. Thankfully, it wasn’t; at least not permanently. He did miss the next 2 runs because of a certain virus.

With Jim out, I had to wonder about the x-ing out of the other variation of Variations of Jason and Jim. He did not show for a couple weeks either, which left a nauseating feeling of foreboding. Fortunately, (to use biblical parlance) the gift of prophecy didn’t manifest itself in either me or Jim and Jason is back again, really just the victim of family responsibilities.

(L-R: EricH, CtCloser, Alex, The Jason variation of Variations of Jason and Jim, Leah, Maria, The Jim variation of Variations of Jason and Jim, Andy)
Anticipating another person who doesn’t always make it into the weekly picture (2023’02’02’W)

The mystery remains, though, of who the other person who showed up was. We could have been wrong about anyone else showing up mid-run, I suppose. The Growler could also just not have seen the picture or the Cerebrun to correct the record. Certainly they’ve been or will be back. Certainly. There’s no permanent absence, because I’m not prophetic. Errm.
-CtCloser (Calvinthe), “Negative split or positive splat” #dothedue

Text and photos (unless otherwise stated): Calvin Wang (Wäng), CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. ¶Cross-posted: (1) Facebook JRC Growlers Group Run (2023’03’14’T Run Message), (2) GGR email list, (3) Cerebruns by CtCloser. ¶This website posting: Cerebrun with added caption and image.


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