reply to post by sled735
Now that one gave me goosebumps....
reply to post by itsallmaya
Not so sure about the 'words of wisdom' ...there might be some 'wise' reason for some of these things, If I could see the full picture....
Let me lighten the mood here a bit, I'll tell you another one ( It's not that these occur all that often for me, I've just been around a long time,
and they kinda add up.)
When I was in college, for most of the time I was a day student, living at home rather than on campus. I also had a part time job off campus, and had
to budget my time and my money.....but I had a good friend who was a bit of a 'shopaholic', with deeper pockets and more free time. One after noon
after our last class for the day, she really wanted to go shopping and was beginning a bit of 'arm twisting' to get me to go with her. I really did
not need to be tempted to spend any cash, and really did not want to go.
As we got to the parking lot, I heard myself saying, right out of the blue...." I can't go, Mr. B___ (my boss at the restaurant where I worked
weekends) is bringing me some fish today, and I have to be there to pick them up!" She looked kinda surprised by the way I blurted it out, and was a
bit miffed that I had not said anything about this sooner.....I was pretty sure she didn't really believe me.
On the way home, I was feeling pretty guilty....I really hate to lie, and I was scolding myself for being such an awful liar, that I could so easily
tell one, without even having to think about it! And being a coward to boot, for not just telling her that I didn't want to go! I told myself that I
would have to come clean the next day, and admit what a stupid lie I'd told her....or I'd have to keep lying, cause she'd be sure to ask about the
I finally decided that I would at least stop by the restaurant and check my schedule, making my lie just a little smaller.
When I got there, I did look at the schedule....tho I full well knew what it would be, and then sat down at the bar to drink a coke and chat a few
minutes with one of the other girls that worked there. I'd been there just a few minutes, when Mr.B___ drove up in his van and parked it at the
front door...He stuck his head in and looked right at me.."I'm glad you're here, I've got something for you!"
I walked out the door, he threw open the back of his van, lifted out a 5 gallon bucket and sat it at my feet....It was full of freshly caught FISH!!
You could have knocked me over with a feather!
So...my words while maybe, not so wise, were at least not a lie!!
Someone might say I'd heard Mr.B___ saying something about going fishing, but he wasn't usually a fisherman....his brother in law or someone had roped
him into going....and he didn't even like the fish. They were nasty little Crappies...but I took them home and cleaned them all myself....figured it
was my pennance for lying! LOL.
I have wondered, was there some misfortune that might have befallen me and my friend if I'd agreed to go shopping that day? Or was it just 'something'
messing with me??
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