Image by jmtimages via FlickrNo I have not have made myself scarce in my blog to escape being tagged to promote prayer for the Philippines. I must admit online games had caught up with me the last few days. For a few days, I was Nortrom the Silencer, caught up in a death grip with minions of the dark forces that comprise the scourge camp.
I survived the onslaught.
The last time I wrote a post here was when George Bush was still president. Now it’s Barack Obama’s time. Well, good luck, sir.
Of course, I would much prefer Sidney Poitier to be the President of the United States of America. Or Morgan Freeman. Maybe Denzel Washington. But such is life – with its surprise twists and turns.
I was at the mayor’s office of this small town, renewing business permits for a small computer store we have. The town mayor was bantering with a retired female school teacher. Both are in their 60’s. The mayor told the teacher, “If you deigned to keep me then as your boyfriend, you’re now the first lady of this town.”
The female teacher broke in laughter. “You’re always drunk then. How could I even consider you seriously no?”
The mayor’s eyes lit up in amusement. “Yeah, I was always drunk. Even landed in jail for rowdy behavior a couple of times. Hahaha.”
This former good-for-nothing bloke has now become an exemplary mayor. The missing puzzle – how he got his act together – remains a mystery to the casual observer. And thus the surprising twist in the story.
I hope life dishes us all more happy surprises. For the world – a kinder and gentler American government through Barack Obama. For the Philippines, a prayerful nation may serve her in good stead perhaps. We can only hope so. And for me, not to be sucked in the world of make-believe again. Fingers crossed and hope to die.If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!