God wants me to learn patience

This is a recurring theme which isn’t particularly surprising when you consider the time of year but God really seems to want me to be patient and I keep flunking out of class.

Today is no exception. I forgot a few grocery items and found myself in line at Target and the woman two ahead of me had two items without any bar code and no price.

Patience, Debra. So I smiled and a woman got in line behind me and I told her she really didn’t want to be behind me in line and she looked a little offended and I felt bad so I told her God was teaching me patience by waiting in the slow line and I didn’t want her to unwittingly participate in my lesson so she smiled and gladly went into the other line. In the meantime, I was working hard not to think ill of the woman that didn’t have any evidence of the price target would expect her to pay for two items in her basket.

This is important because I have coped with waiting in tedioius lines by using sarcastic wit against the person I was blaming for my situation and I felt clearly that I was not to engage in sarcasm or smug superior attitudes.

It isn’t nice so there I stood until another woman opened up another register.

Although the woman who was behind me did finish faster in the other line which I did point out to her and she left the store laughing with me which is far better than sarcasm.


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