So, I don’t often work much with clichés or colloquialisms. In my writing classes in college, we were taught to avoid those types of fall-back phrases in order to explore new ideas and more creative ways to express our thoughts. In the following cases, though, I have found the phrase “third time’s the charm” to be appropriate. 🙂
First Case in Point: Dentists
Since our last relocation effort, I have neglected finding a new dentist for my family. We had insurance issues…and distance issues…and personality issues. We visited one for a dental emergency that wasn’t the best fit. We visited another for a cleaning and an attempt to do some work, which also wasn’t the best fit. Finally, we found a good fit yesterday. And my child (who had experienced a traumatic dental experience) practically skipped home (figuratively, of course, since we drove), and I have been relieved that all went well. Third dentist worked!!!!! Hooray!!!!!
Case the Second: Boots
Back in this post, I talked about my excitement related to FINALLY ordering brown boots…and how I sent them back. Well, I ordered another pair of (unmentioned) boots in the meantime, and they were also a no-go. I was getting a bit frustrated…but, fear not! The third pair I ordered worked out beautifully! I wanted heels (not riding boots) in a dark brown color with a more fitted shaft…and not too trendy so they last through several seasons. I found a pair online that said they were over-the-knee (so I was a little concerned, since I wanted the boots to come just under my knee)…but I guess my legs are long enough that they fit exactly like I wanted them to fit! Hooray!!!!! No more brown boot shopping for me! Third pair worked!!!!! (Now, if I can just figure out how to treat suede so that they will be water-resistant…any one? Any one?)
So, a song from my days of listening to and loving Schoolhouse Rock is playing in my head right now; I guess three really is a magic number. Do you agree? What experiences do you have when the third experience worked for you?