You all will never believe what happened to me this morning!!!
I am still tripping!!
I went to El Rey to pick up some gum and something to drink. As I walked down the isle, I noticed this old lady (a gringa) staring at me. I looked at her, spoke and kept walking to the front counter to get my gum.
I picked up the gum and turned to find me something to drink. When I turned around, the same lady was standing right behind me in my face.
I tried to give her some of my Christian love. So, I smiled and said, “HI!” Then I went on to get me a bottle of water. Can you believe that same lady followed me through the store?! I was getting a little nervous and kind of mad because she never said anything and was acting really weird.
But, you know me, “Trying to stay in my HOLY loving mode!” I just smiled and said, “Hi.”
This is what’s really going to get you. She finally responded and said, “I am so sorry for staring, but you look just like my oldest son…. We just buried him two weeks ago.”
I felt so stupid for getting mad as I expressed my sincerity to her. She said that she was fine because she knew that her son was saved and is with the Lord now.
Then she asked me to do her a favor. I said, “If I can!” She said that although she knew where her son was, she still felt this void because she wasn’t able to say good-bye to him.
Get this… She asked me to get in line behind her and as she left the store say….. “Adios Mama” so that she could have some sense of closure!!
I must admit that her request threw me for a second. However, thinking that this was my opportunity for intercessory, I agreed and got in line behind her. As she left with her bags and the bag boy walking away, I said, “Adios Mama!!!” She smiled with tears in her eyes and said, “Adios hijo.” Hijo is “son” in Spanish.
When I reached the counter, the cashier rang up my gum and bottle of water and said, “that will be $147.50.” I said, “WHAT!?!” As if I couldn’t hear, she repeated it, $147.50.” I said, “Can you tell me how a pack of $.25 gum and a bottle of $.99 water equals $147.50?!”
She said, your mother said that you were paying for her stuff too. I said, “MY MOTHER!?! THAT WAS NOT MY MOTHER!!!”
I literally dropped everything and ran out of the store, just in time to see the lady paying the bag boy for loading her bags in the car. I ran after her and was yelling… Excuse me, Excuse me!!!
When she turned around and saw me, she quickly went to get in her car. I caught her before she was able to shut the door. But she tried to escape out of the passenger’s side. So, I lunged at her only to grab her leg.
By this time, security was coming anyway. I started causing a real scene… yanking and pulling on her leg!! I kept pulling her leg and pulling her leg……. Just like I’m pulling yours!!!
Moral to the story: Don’t believe everything that you read on a blog on the Internet! Now, get back to work! Peace…