I was driving in downtown Tampa and accidentally went into the pedestrian lane, and this guy walking through cussed me out, threatened to key my car, and flicked me off. I was a little shaken up because he sort of came out of nowhere. A bunch of people were staring at me and this guy, who was cussing the whole way. I drove around the block a dozen times and couldn’t find parking, so I paid ten bucks for a pass. I went into the pizza place (by myself to eat a whole 20 inch pizza, because Friday night) and was in sort of a crappy mood. A nice young black lady next to me asked, “Are you really going to eat that by yourself?” I laughed really hard and we started chatting. When I went back to my car, I took out my parking pass, which was good until midnight, and gave it to a couple that just happened to drive in. They thanked me a whole lot and I left feeling way better.
Life is up and down, all the time. Might be a bad moment now, but joy is around the corner.
2 thoughts on “A Guy Flicked Me Off But Then”
Yes, a bad moment can send us (me) into a downward spin. Ridiculous that a person can be allowed to affect us so deeply when the Monarch of the Universe stands beside and says, “So…?” I notice the prophets of the Old Testament react like this to God’s bad news/warnings. Do we (I)?. Why does a good moment last until someone trashes us, but a bad moment lasts for hours? May Jesus become more and more real so we don’t get “ticked” by the “flicked”.
Fortunately God even allows us to feel those moments through at our very worst.
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