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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What do you think?

My mom called me this afternoon to relay an experience my step-dad had just experienced. First, let me give you some background on my step-dad (SD). He's a pretty good guy. He loves my mom and would do anything for me, Carl or the kids. He works for an elected official that is - umm - a crazy, evil, self-centered ass that makes SD's life a living hell. He was just re-elected this month and SD is now going to retire early just so he doesn't have to work for the devil any longer.


Today, SD walked out of his office building with a lady. They were heading to another building on the street and were talking about one of SD's main loves - Bulldawg football. As he walked along another gentleman, Doc, called out to him. SD said his goodbyes to the lady and started talking to Doc about, yes, the Dawgs.

After a moment or two a black gentleman walked toward them. SD said he had a nicely groomed gray beard, a blue jacket, and a lavalier type necklace with a key on it. SD gestured to him wordlessly asking if "gray beard" (GB) wanted to speak to Doc. GB shook his head no and pointed to SD. He then said:

"You don't know me, nor do you need to. I just want you to know that you are a good man and are making the right decisions. You just keep on doing what you are doing and everything will be fine. Keep following your plan".

(I have paraphrased from what I remember so that may not be all he said)

Surprised, SD glanced at Doc - who in turn glanced at SD. They looked back at GB and he. was. gone! Poof! The street wasn't that busy so they could see in every direction and that blue jacket was no where to be seen. He was there one second and gone the next.

SD went back to his office and relayed the story to his coworkers. Doc came in shortly thereafter and verified everything SD had said.

What do you think of that?


Coffeypot said...

What do I think? I think that if it had been me there would have been a streak of burning rubber on the sidewalk. My feet would have been flapping like a beaver’s tail warning his family of trouble. Gone!

Life, or Something Like It said...

Umm yeah. Strange. A message from God? Maybe I've seen too episodes of Touched By An Angel. I dunno. Strange.

Marni said...

SD has been - literally - tormented by his boss for years. He has been torn about what to do about the situation and has decided to retire. He has to bite his tongue on a daily basis for fear of retaliation from this jerk.

I think it was a message, too. It was what he needed to make it until April.

Pretty cool, too!

Heidi the Hick said...

Yeah. Definitely an angel.

(I betcha anything he looked just like Morgan Freeman, I just know it.)

Anonymous said...

I was thinking Morgan Freeman,!

Stuff like that gives me goosebumps!

The Adult in Question said...

that was odd.

Coaster said...

A ghost / angel.. take your pick!

her indoors said...

oh my that sure is spooky! well its sure a good message

Old Lady said...

I wouldn't ignore that message!

nancy said...

Very matter what or who it was, I think it is the importance of the message says it all.

DJ Andi said...

Glad he had a witness, but definitely a message to be listened to. I would have been taken aback, but sounds like he's really struggled with his job, and this will hopefully make it easier to finish out his time.

Now I'm just wondering who he works for. I just need to know.