Wednesday, May 16, 2007

It's the 2-2-2 Pitch

Two jobs not offered.

Two jobs turned down.

Two jobs still in play.

Oh, and one short-term job that I am probably about to accept, which would make it a 2-2-2-1 pitch.

If you're wondering why you've never heard of this auspicious-sounding baseball term, it's because my cousins made it up around 1975 and, being basically meaningless, it has not spread very far beyond my family. It's the pitch with two balls, two strikes, and two outs, which has no baseball significance, but is fun to say. Just try it: "It's the two two two pitch!"

I suppose the 2-2-2-1 pitch would be the 2-2-2 pitch in the first inning, or perhaps in the first game of a doubleheader. I'd rather, though, that this game be a bit closer to won.

(Now that I think about it, I have, in fact, turned down or declined invitations to apply for a somewhat absurd number of jobs over the years--at least a dozen that I can think of off the top of my head. I must remember that I am choosing my life, not floundering through it, no matter how much the latter may appear to be the case.)

1 comment:

Dawn said...

One day it'll all make sense, right? In retrospect? I'm aiming for retrospect.