Thursday, April 7, 2011

Father Forgive Her Because She Knew EXACTLY What She Was Doing

As Sarah has posted previously, we had a wonderful time with grand kids for the past two days. The first day was spent in Islands of Adventure and the second in Universal Studios. Dad, boys and Sarah liked the rides. Colleen, Trinity and I liked the shows, the slower moving things (not so much up and down, round and round) and play areas for Trinity. We had time just talk and meander. It was good time.

It is about 3.5 hour drive down to Orlando from where we live. Add that to two days in amusement parks with ladies of ummmmmmmm a certain age and you have a little fatigue going on. Also, added to the mix was the coordinating a ladies church meeting that I had not planned to do got dumped on me and they had been calling and irritating me while I was on vacation. All was good UNTIL..........we started to the music store just before we left to pick up a keyboard we had purchased. I was driving. As usual, Sarah starts telling me how to drive and where to go. Most days I would just ignore her but ................well today the fatigue kinda clouded my mind so I "stop telling me what to do!" She didn't. So things were a little tense for a few minutes. We both know this is just the difference in our personalities so we got back our more pleasant moods, got the keyboard and got on the road.

Sarah wanted to stop in Gainesville at the VA Hospital because they have ordered new hearing aids for her (I am so happy because she really has some deafness). So I turn off the correct exit and drive to the VA Hospital. The parking lot is full!! We are driving around and see a car pulling out of a parking space. I put my blinkers on and wait for the man to back out the parking place. A car comes from behind me, starts to go around as the man is backing out of his place. I thought the guy pulling around us was in a hurry. He was!! He was in a hurry to get the parking space I was waiting for! Well, that just pissed me off! I didn't stop and yell at him because there are so many crazy, mean people in the world today and losing my life over a parking place is not the way I want to go out. I just ranted and raved about "white male privilege" as we walked into the hospital. I was REALLY irritated now.

Sarah was able to only schedule an appointment to get her hearing aids so we were in and out of the hospital in 5 minutes. As we walked out into the parking lot, I was pretty sure the parking space stealing guy's car was still going to be in the parking lot. A lot of options went through my mind about what I could do to get him back. No, I was not going to damage his car but...........if I could just think of something. I looked around for some boards that I could put behind his tires so he couldn't back up easily but, of course, there are no boards. Then a solution came into my mind. I began preparing. Just as we got to the back of the guys car, I had worked up a really big mouth full of spit. I spit at his car. I really didn't think it would actually hit his car BUT..............not only did the spit hit his car but it hit in EXACTLY the middle of his back window.............he was going to have to look through my spit to get out of his parking place!

Sarah was HORRIFIED. She looked back and said, "there is a cop on a bicycle that just pulled out as you did that." I said I didn't care. Sarah says, "what will you do if he comes and says something to you?" The ridiculousness of the situation was beginning to get to me. I began laughing. I mean really belly laughing! I said, "I will tell the policeman that I sneezed." Sarah just looked more horrified.

Sarah decides that it is her turn to drive now. We get in the car and decide where we are going to eat. As we are driving along, the ridiculousness of what I had done really gets me to laughing again. Sarah is still concerned about the policeman. I can't quit laughing. Finally, Sarah gets tickled. We got to one of our favorite restaurants had a delicious meal. Then went to a little shop, bought our daughter a gift and came home.

Oh, God. I hope that church ladies meeting goes good tomorrow!


MadPriest said...

Yay! Go gal!

And don't worry. God will have to frown upon your actions in public, for political reasons. But, my guess is that inside God is chuckling along with the two of you. Heck, you might even end up being given an avenging angel job when you arrive upstairs.

Kay & Sarah said...

I would love to be an avenging angel!!