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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Happy Post

I should say something nice since I'm in such a bad mood today. So this morning I went to the Y. I'm very surprised I made it. I even got there before seven. Yeah, woah, watch out. So I worked out and then hopped on the treadmill. Ok, I didn't HOP on the treadmill. I mean really who does that? Anyway, as I was walking on the treadmill a lady got on the one right next to me, not unusual. She was very friendly and chatty. She had a friend on the elliptical machine right in front of us. When her friend got off they started talking about life, and their kids and stuff like that. She started telling her friend that her daughter is a senior at Bishop Dwenger this year and she is having a hard time deciding on what to do next year because she wants to go to Purdue for nursing and try out for cheerleading, but she's heard that Saint Francis has such a good nursing program and she would like to do cheerleading there but she doesn't know much about the program. HELLO. Who knows about the Saint Francis Cheerleading Program? You hopped (ok, she didn't hop on either) on the right treadmill today, lady. I know, right? Crazy. So I was debating for like four minutes on what to say after her friend walked away. You know I didn't want to look like the crazy treadmill-neighbor eavesdropper, but they were talking loudly for all to hear. So I finally said something, I think I started out with "I couldn't help but overhear..." and now that I think about it, that sounds a little rude. I should have just said "you were talking so loudly to your friend that everyone around you heard what you were saying." That's besides the point though. She was a really nice lady, I'm not trying to be mean at all. But we talked for a long time about Saint Francis and I even told her the good things about cheerleading there. Now that I think of it I didn't say anything bad. Woah. And as our treadmills were counting down to the end of our conversation she said "God is putting so many people right in my path to teach me things, it was so nice to meet you." and I thought, Wow. Today I was that person. I was the guy who came into my work to tell me the positive things about marriage. I was the person helping someone else out. Even though it was something as simple as talking about cheerleading, its something I knew, something she didn't know. Life sure is strange.

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