Aside from church, such a day functions as a time of reflection, a time in which an individual can consider his or her own ways. In the spirit of Sunday, I took a moment to reflect on this passed week-- at this, I could not help but laugh, and with good reason. One incident has taken it upon itself to define the week for me-- an incident that should have probably irritated me to the core, but instead, managed to be vaguely humorous.
As you may or may not know from my twitter bio, I'm an aspiring employee. For those who don't know what that is, it's basically like being an aspiring artist, but less artistic. At any rate, I applied for a certain job two weeks ago. Since then I have been calling them everyday to check on my application's progress. Well finally, they decided to return my phone call. Unfortunately I was not there to receive it.
Truth is, my cellphone has been cut off for the past 3 months. In my pursuit of employment, I've shamefully scribbled my father's cell number unto that daunting underscore, where one's own number should be jotted, a thousand times. No worries, my father's cell is more reliable than mines, anyways -- well at least I thought it to be.
When they called, Dad answered-- the problem is, he was not in the next room like I imagined him to be the many times I wrote his number down on my apps. No, he was 30 minutes away and the phones conversation I had been waiting for expired before I was even aware it began. Immediately, Dad informed me that they called. A bit surprised,-- this was the first time a job lead called me back in a long while-- I anxiously called them back.
After the initial humiliation, I mustered up enough courage to call them back and correct my mistake, but the damage was already done. After a few moment of chastening myself, I couldn't help but laugh-- so I did.
There's no profound point I'm trying to make here, with this story. I just thought you guys would enjoy it. sheesh! However, one scripture does comes to mind--"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1). This occasion was definitely "a time to laugh" (verse 4).