Wednesday, August 4, 2010

There is a silver lining....

When things are going badly in your life, someone will inevitably say “Every cloud has a silver lining. Look for that silver lining.” Usually at that point, you just want to punch them in face and tell them to “Shut the $*@& up!” But again, it is all about stopping for a second and taking a deep breath, because really most things are going to be all right.

To keep my sanity, I like to think that everything happens for a reason. Last week I was trying to assist my infirm father out of the house and to my car so I could take him to his doctor’s appointment. Well anything and everything that could go wrong did. I eventually called his doctor and told them that there was no way that we would be able to make his 9:30am appointment. They were very nice and rescheduled it for that afternoon. I was taking a deep breath and trying to prepare myself for the fact that I was going to have to try this whole thing in another two hours when not 15 minutes after I got off the phone the doctor’s office called back. Apparently, the doctor had an emergency and was cancelling all of her appointments. That was when I realized that the Universe was putting all of these obstacles in my path for a reason. It knew that if I had made it to the doctor’s office after all of that drama, they would have called the cops on my behind because of the fit I would have thrown when told that the doctor wasn’t even there (lol)!

I have three children, all boys, and my middle son, Sean, never seems to catch a break. Well recently his luck has slowly been improving (knock on wood and Lord, I hope I don’t jinx him). I was FB chatting with him yesterday while I was on hold with Best Buy trying to get a new phone. I was very excited because it looked like I was going to get the ever elusive Evo! Sean had been phone tagging with the HR office where he had applied for a job, hoping that it would be good news. When suddenly disaster strikes on my end and I am told that the Best Buy’s system had froze, of course, when it was all over they had sold out of the phones before I could purchase mine. Sean in the meantime had sucked all of my luck away from me and got the job he had applied for. Yes, I am happy for him but am still convinced it is only because he had sucked all of my luck away from me.

Now of course I was completely bummed for the remainder of that afternoon. I come into work this morning and was telling my coworker, Erma, the trials and tribulations of yesterday. She couldn’t understand why this phone was so important, until I explained to her that it was my only hope for Internet connection because I live in the back of beyond. She smirks at me and says that all she has to do it sit down in front of her computer and turn it on because she has DSL. On that note, I stick my tongue out and leave. I go back to my desk and call another store. To my surprise they told me that I could get the elusive phone if I came in and preorder/pay for the phone. Before the end of this day, the phone will be mine. OK I actually will have to wait about a week, but, yes, it will be mine! *rubbing hands together*

The moral of this long convoluted blog: Every cloud does have a silver lining. But remember with every good moral there is a warning: Remember those silver lined clouds are storm clouds and you might just get rained on before you realize any good from the silver lining.

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