This week’s Trifecta word is bitch with the 3rd meaning: 3: something that is extremely difficult, objectionable, or unpleasant
“What a bitch!” he said, tossing the bassinet across the room.
Actually it was bassinet pieces. He’d gotten has far as screwing in a couple of legs to the base.
The canopy lay in a frilly heap.
In their short marriage before she got pregnant, she’d never seen her husband lose his temper. She was the one more apt to throw things. Or toss them – a pan into the sink so it clattered more loudly than it needed to.
But in this first experience of asking her husband to put together a mail-order bassinet for their first child, she would learn an important lesson: that he was deeply uneasy when it came to trying to follow diagrams and tiny print in directions. Just as he’d cuss himself when they’d get lost on the expressway even though he’d carefully mapped the whole trip out with AAA TripTiks, as well as plugging their destinations into his GPS.
In the future, if there were anything that needed putting together, she would do it. The shelves from Target. She would actually find something calming in trying to follow directions. As she did when she took over reading their maps on their road trips so that they’d never get lost ever again.