Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Would You Like A Compliment Within A Compliment That's Not Really A Compliment?

If you are confused by the above question, so was I when a guy asked me that in the grocery store this morning. This post has nothing to do with writing, but I hope you guys get a kick out of it.

OK, this guy was the one who was pulling the HUGE cart full of Edy's ice cream, ready to load them in the freezer for greedy consumers to buy. I was in his way, so I moved out of it. You know, I live in the South and that's the proper thing to do. Anyway, he looked at me and asked, "Would you like a compliment within a compliment that's not really a compliment?"

As stated above, I was confused. I laughed and said, "Sure," even though I was COMPLETELY unsure. I continued my nervous laughter like the geek I am.

"Well," he said, chuckling himself. "As you went down the aisle, a guy was looking at you---I'll just say he was admiring the view. Well, I was watching him and he saw me and tripped over his buggie! I would have lost it completely if he'd actually fallen!"

We were both laughing. I thanked him and told him to have a good day and walked off. And as I did I thanked God for keeping an eye on me. I know He's extrememly busy with other things, but it's nice to know that He has time for me. Whenever I doubt that His hand is really in my life, He pulls something like this. It's nice to know He cares.


Ian said...

wow ... haha not even sure what to say about this :P

Madison said...

Yeah, I understand. :-)

Big Plain V said...

I'd call it just a compliment. Good for you. Everybody deserves a little extra attention once in a while.

Madison said...

Thanks, Big Plain V!

Billy said...

I believe in synchronicities. God shows up in unepected places. I started to keep a journal of these "coincidences" a few years back. The more I paid attention, the more of these synchronicities I saw. I think He speaks all the time. People just aren't listening.

... and this IS about writing--because it's interesting and well written :)

Madison said...

Well, thanks very much, Mr. Hammett! I'm glad you think so!