Friday, February 6, 2009

Ok, God, I can take a hint!

Ok, so here I am taking this -dreadful- class in Salt Lake City (I won't call it a mistake; I got 24 hours of CE for my Texas adjusters' license; made a new friend; found out something I always wanted to know--how exactly Risk Managers DO go about making decisions on insurance coverages vs. retention vs. self-insurance; I gained a LOT of knowledge; and I found out that my previous plan to do all of these courses in February = FAIL--it's not happening--thus saving me a lot of money and effort)(Why is it a dreadful class? Because I haven't done statistical analysis since 1977, and I might have slept since then. Actually, I slept THROUGH that class, which I HATED. A Math major I am those of you who think regression analysis is fun, finding the standard deviation is child's play, and showing net present value before and after taxes with a 10% cost of capital and to within a 95% interval is fun, GOOD FOR YOU. I'll stick with correcting everyone's grammar and historical inaccuracies...).

So I had been to Buca di Beppo, which is a couple of long blocks down the street from the hotel. I was walking back and talking to a friend on my cell phone. Actually, I was crying on his shoulder about my job situation (I'm actually getting pretty nervous; many companies have hiring freezes and I've been rejected for several jobs---ok, I wasn't qualified for a couple of them, but two of them kind of stung a bit).

My exact quote: "Man, I just don't know what I'm going to do." As I uttered these words, I looked down at the sidewalk and there, stenciled on the sidewalk, was this:

Ok, Jesus, I'm a-trustin'! Don't know what You've got in mind, but I'm open.

(Anybody who knows me knows of my belief that any good story can be "improved" a bit, but this one is word-for-word true).

Coincidence? You decide. I know what I think.


  1. So now you know what you've got to do. It's not easy. You, like me (I know that's supposed to be "like I" so don't correct my grammar), want to fix things and fix them now. It's hard to be patient. I've even heard that you shouldn't pray for patience because God just might give it to you.

    So did you make that picture?

  2. "Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."
    - Albert Einstein

  3. Yep, Kathy, I trotted down there right after class (as it was getting dark) and took it. I wanted to have it to remind myself.