I’m riding on a half-inflated tire. For a week now. It’s getting to the point where I can almost feel the rim. When I go over a bump, my saddle bag pops off. One of these days I should invest in bungie cords. For now, my laptop remains unhurt. For the past month, the left hem of two pairs of my pants have been held together inside with duct tape.

A few years ago, someone told me that “everyone leaks.” No matter how much we try to appear well put together or in control, there are little signs that betray us. But most “leaking” occurs when we’re under pressure. Think of the person in a meeting who keeps playing with his pen, or the speaker who clings white-knuckled to the podium.

Is a semi-flat tire “leaking” or just a sign of poor organization? How do you leak? Keep your eyes open for it around you today, and write about it here.

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