Day 2898: Waiting for the other shoe to drop

Over the years, I have heard many people say they are waiting for the other shoe to drop, meaning “to await a seemingly inevitable event, especially one that is not desirable.”

If you’re waiting for more information to drop about “waiting for the other shoe to drop,” here it is:

I know I wrote about waiting for the other shoe to drop before, here at the Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally. I’m not going to wait to drop the sole important point of one of those posts, as follows:

Waiting for the other shoe to drop is another form of fortune-telling and catastrophizing, human cognitive distortions we all do. When I realize that I am waiting for the other shoe to drop, I ask myself, “What am I so afraid of? It’s just a SHOE.”

If you are waiting for my other images of the day to drop, here they are:

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I’m sick of waiting for my 2019 tax refund to drop, so I’ll be waiting on hold today for the other shoe to drop about that.

Here’s Roger Bartlett with “Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop.”

While I’m waiting for your comments to drop, I’ll drop some more gratitude on you.

Categories: cognitive behavioral therapy, definition, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

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23 thoughts on “Day 2898: Waiting for the other shoe to drop

  1. I used to say I was “waiting for the other shoe to drop” at work, when it got eerily quiet. I always so busy with my job that while it felt comforting to not be stressed for a few days, I knew what was going to be on the other end. Probably shouldn’t have worried so much, but I did.

  2. puella33

    I’m wondering would be asking, who would tie a shoe to a cable wire? I’ve seen that before elsewhere.. Have a nice , Ann

  3. puella33

    I was trying to edit my sentence, and as I was doing so, I accidently clicked on the post button. I was just wondering why anyone would tie the shoe to the cable wire.

  4. Instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop I’ll just share Kate Bush quoting her mother, “Every old sock needs an old shoe.:

  5. Looks like Rudolf got tired of waiting for the other shoe to drop and tried to escape!

  6. Are many people’s tax refunds late in the States, Ann?

  7. The landscapes look great Ann! I think Harley knows it too.

  8. i am happiest without shoes, so…..

  9. There are so many shoes these days, Ann.

  10. I am a “waiting for the other shoe to drop” person. I add that to “seeing the light at the end of the tunnel…only to find out that it’s a train coming at me.” LOL! I’m cheery, aren’t I? I guess as fearful as it sounds, I feel like an abundance of caution keeps me from being blindsided.

    I see your Nuts.com box! Love that company and have been using them in abundance during our stay at home restrictions. 🙂

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