“Should have, Would have, Could have,”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Shoulda Woulda Coulda.”


Life is filled with daily moments based on should have, would have, and could haves. Mine was because of the heavy rains earlier this morning.

I could not take my daily 2 or 3-mile walk so when a break in the rains came, I decided to ride my bicycle to the grocery store  for a few items and the ride provides some exercise and a little cardio. The distance from front door to the bike rack at my local grocery store is less than .2 miles. So this is truly a quick ride.

I checked the weather radar to see I have at least an hours break in the rain. So I take a quick bike ride for a few essentials for fresh fruit, tea, raw sugar, a couple DVD movies, and some writer’s juice. (aka-spice-rum)

As I finished making my purchases, I walked towards the exit doors, I see the typical summer torrential downpour in progress. I take my time to placing my groceries in my saddle bags and I actually sit for less than five minutes when the rains completely stop.

So I hop on my bicycle and head for home only to run into the tail end of the downpour of rain.

Now, I “should have” waited for the rain to move further. I “would have” stayed dry or I “could have” waited until later in the day when the rains moved out of the area.

All of this second-guessing didn’t prevent me from enjoying a leisurely bike ride in the rain and provided me with the response for the WordPress daily prompt.


  1. In the middle of a 4-year drought in California and fires all around me, we would welcome a downpour. I might even go out and dance in it! Aren’t the mosquitoes big as birds in Florida?

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  2. I like your post but don’t agree with the phrase of Mr. Walsch, even if I know, it doesn’t mean the ‘yolo’-attitude.
    To my opionion, one should do, what doesn’t need a second thought, think twice, when in doubts and leave it, if desire and decision won’t match even after three days. But I admit: the last point wouldn’t work while motocycling ^^

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