God closes a door…Posted: March 30, 2018
I got screwed royally by someone on Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning. It was the third time I went out of my way for this person and their child. I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt, put down confusion due to lingual and cultural differences. I lost money, time and the chance to fly back to my parents this week.
Pissed….I was just pissed. Furious. Feeling used.
Then Wednesday afternoon, I had insult upon injury with this same person. Steam was coming out of my ears. A couple of friends talked me down, but they couldn’t contradict that I was f*cked over.
Look, we have all been here before~
But, after the shit — I had two excellent opportunities open up. One actually came back to me from 2010. Soothing my ego, building up my self-worth. Putting my being screwed into perspective. It wasn’t me and anything I did – it was her.
“When God closes a door, He opens a window.”
What makes the cliché above all the more embarrassing is its bizarre origin. Given its pervasive use in the church, you’d think it came from some pseudo-theological work or apocryphal book—something close to the truth, in relative terms.
But no. Instead, it comes from The Sound of Music.
Let’s be honest. I got lucky that efforts from my past work came back to me in the form of positive payback. And I felt better when the crappy person started to do her same shit to someone else and I was able to warn them of the issues. They followed my recommendations.
Yes, I am going to run into the crappy person, over and over – so I plan to wear this t-shirt:
Not sure if it is a reminder for me…or her.
Who am I fooling? she won’t get the reminder and I’ll need it.