Thursday, December 11, 2008

ZOOOOM! a non-biblically based rant

Pretend you are walking down the street, another person is walking towards you and they have their head down, now imagine you are having a bad day, maybe your boss yelled at you, your child fought with you this morning, you have a friend who is ill or you are trying to come up with a way to get everything on your long list done. The person approaching you looks up, does a kind of half smile,half grimace and blurts out

"HI! how are you?"

you start to say "I'm fi........" 


In a heartbeat that person is gone and never really cared how you are! I think we should all try and be conscious of what greetings we use and try not to use "how are you?" unless you really mean it.

I have been experiencing some horrible pain days and today I had to go out and do some errands on my work break and about 5 people passed me and said "hihowareyou?" as they zoomed by, I just find it incredibly frustrating! I did manage not to scream at them though, so YAY! (oh and I usually answer that question in public with something random, like "PURPLE!" it tells me who is really listening! hee hee)

But then again, I am also guilty of telling people I am "fine" when I am not, which I KNOW people who really know me and really are wondering how I am doing, find incredibly frustrating for them. I'm sorry.

All I can say is this, if I have to admit everyday how crappy or in pain I might be feeling, I feel like I have less time to praise God and it's more about me, me, me. People praying and worrying about me is really sweet but I don't want my life to be about me, me, me! I want my life, my existance, my ALL to be about God and His will for me.

On a side note:

I just picked up Surprised by Suffering by R.C. Sproul today from my library and I am already enamoured with it! I am sure that it will result in many bloggings.

Soli Deo Gloria!


Night Owl said...

I COMPLETELY agree with you here! I absolutely hate it when people ask you how you are just for the sake of asking that stupid question which now seems to be attached to "hi" because it's "polite", or whatever. It's completely pointless to ask someone this and walk away without waiting or caring for an answer. Usually I don't even bother answering, which bugs some people. I think your idea of answering "purple!" is way better than my solution.
And I'm exactly the same - I usually answer "fine" or "okay" even if I'm not fine and not okay, which frustrates me like crazy.
But I don't think people actually care, so what's the point of answering honestly? Everyone always seems too busy anyway. :(
Anyway, I totally get where you're coming from here.
Night Owl

Night Owl said...

P.S. I love how you end your posts with Solo Dei Gloria! :)

Bud Driver said...

one word....AMEN

rickismom said...

When I've had a bad day, I usually answer "Better ask me that tomarrow...."