GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
There are those life experiences that, if not for having occurred right there before you in living color, you'd never believe they actually happened. Those "you can't make this stuff up" moments. I had one recently.
It was so absurd and impolite and preposterous that it absolutely made me LAUGH OUT LOUD ...all by myself ... in an empty stairwell. Allow me to backtrack.
It was the fourth and final encounter of the day with an acquaintance that resulted in utter amazement on my part -- and not in a good way, yo.
You see, after having run into (once literally, bt dubs) this person thrice earlier in the day and having had him outright ignore my very presence, I was stumped.
"Maybe he didn't hear me," I thought after the first snub when I greeted him. "Perhaps he didn't realize he bumped me," I pondered after he brushed into but continued to disregard me.
The third interaction was undeniable; he said hello to my friend seated beside me and proceeded to look right through me as I smiled, said HI and thought, "Well, finally, he's going to acknowledge me..." except for that, he did not. #chooch
By the end of the day when we came face to face as I was flying up the stairs and he was descending them, I jokingly asked if he'd care to dance. HE LOOKED DIRECTLY OVER MY HEAD to greet someone else who was on the landing behind me. Like Yukon Cornelius searching for gold, I got nuthin'.
In typical PK fashion, I burst into laughter. "Are you kidding me right now?" I howled...to no one in particular because, apparently, my cloak of invisibility really works! Bam; suddenly I was three years old again, "You can't see me! You can't see me!" Sigh.
I know I'm not the most important, smartest, most fabulous gal on planet earth...and that's totally cool. But I AM, you know, in existence at present. A little return hello would not have physically harmed this gentleman in any way - promise! Ah well; he may have forgotten his manners but my Mom and Pop taught me far better. I forgive him; rude little bugger. #commoncourtesy
And hey, I may never understand why the cheese stands alone in the childhood nursery rhyme "The Farmer in the Dell" ---but I'm pretty sure I get why, in reality, sometimes the big cheese does, Capisce? #respectothers
Ps 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 R. (2a) I will bless the Lord at all times. I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall be ever in my mouth. Let my soul glory in the LORD; the lowly will hear me and be glad. The LORD has eyes for the just, and ears for their cry. The LORD confronts the evildoers, to destroy remembrance of them from the earth. When the just cry out, the LORD hears them, and from all their distress he rescues them. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. Alleluia Jn 14:23 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him.