Monday, July 16, 2012

The Future Is Here... Literally!

“I come from the future!” said the voice dramatically.

It was odd… the person standing in front of me in the parking lot looked exactly like me, except he was dressed a little differently.

“Ummm, I’m running late,” I said, shoving past him. People are always stopping me in the parking lot and wanting to chit-chat.

“Stop!” commanded the voice, even more dramatically. “I come bearing a message… (dramatic pause) FROM THE FUTURE.”

“Let me guess,” I frowned. “You’re Year-From-Now Jack and you’ve come back to inspire me to kick my healthy living journey into a higher gear?”

“Not so much,” Future Jack shrugged. “I’m actually from tomorrow.”

“Tomorrow?” I said, scratching my head.

“TOMORROW,” he boomed dramatically.

“Like ‘tomorrow’ figuratively or ‘tomorrow’ literally?” I asked.

“You know, I still get those two mixed up,” answered Future Jack. “Like, I just tweeted that I ran on the treadmill until my heart literally exploded...”

“I hope you’re not here to tell me to live life as if I were going to die tomorrow,” I said sternly. “Because last time somebody told me to do that, I maxed out my credit card at Brookstone.”

“But you needed that spinning tie rack and helicopter-mounted digital camera,” argued Future Jack.

“Why are you here then?” I asked.

“To give you this reminder,” smiled Future Jack. “The tomorrow you’re committed to doesn’t start with me; it starts with you.”

“How’d you get so smart?” I asked.

He gave me a smile and a wink: “I’m older than you.”

Broken scale fixed. Weight-loss streak broken. 


  1. ahhh
    my tomorrow person told me I could sleep in tomorrow.

    1. That explains why you're not leaving a comment until 5:30 in the morning. Slacker!

  2. Its like the MATRIX!

  3. That scale must still be broken!

  4. I had a similar visit. I had a visit form Future Emilio from tomorrow and he told me to stop leaving stuff for 'tomorrow' as his schedule was full. But then as he was walking away he smiled and said 'Don't worry, I'll leave that for tomorrow'.

    Though if Future Emilio from the day after tomorrow visits him and so on then I'll create an infinite sequence of unconventional space-time travelers visit that not only takes a lot of work but also probably costs a lot...

    Man, I better get some sh*t done today!!


  5. Great post! I wish my future self would give me a pep talk. I could use it. :)

  6. Yo Jack! Couldn't be truer; the "future" is an illusion which never materializes. The only thing that is real is "right now" and, when the "future" does arrive it, too, will be "right now".

    An instructor once asked me to try working out "in the future". Literally impossible! The only time I can work out, of course, is right now!



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