kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

12 December 2009

where do these crazy people come from?

This morning at work, after enduring repeated odd comments and inquiries from a rather strange middle-aged man e.g. "can i put my bag on this bench?", "where do the children swim?", "i remember teaching my children how to swim thirty years ago, but i probably should have been certified to teach them; i don't think my s.c.u.b.a. certification was the right one", he left the pool. {or so i thought}.

He went into the locker room {sigh of relief; he was really starting to creep me out} only to return about ten minutes later {scared me to death} to say this to me: "Some words of encouragement for you: Paul from the New Testament was only 5'4" tall, and what a mighty man he was; so you shouldn't feel bad".

As if I have some sort of inferiority complex about my height . . . hardly. After he said this, it was time for my break. I went and hid in the guard room until I was sure he was gone.


lotusgirl said...

Weird. It's interesting that he knows how tall Paul was. I wonder if he knew him personally.

Karen said...

Very weird. And Lois....hahahahahaha.

scchesleys said...

I was thinking along the same lines as Lois. How does he know how tall Paul was, where is this mentioned?