Tuesday, August 25, 2009

So, The Funniest Thing Happened...

I was on the DC metro yesterday...just making my merry way home from another work day. My iPhone was playing songs from Hillsong's latest CD and I was contemplating life...

Then a very VERY square man takes a seat next to me. When I say square, I mean SQUARE. Very straight-laced. The man is holding what looks like a portfolio that houses what looks like a short paper that an undergrad student would turn in for an English 101 assignment. Now, I will make this disclaimer: I'm not (that) nosy. I like to mind my own business, but for some reason my eye happened to read a few lines of this manuscript of sorts that my fellow commuter was holding. The first thing that jumped out to me was a passage from the book of Matthew. I was so excited! I thought to myself, "Yay!! He's a Christian! He's my brother!!! I'm so happy! We're gonna be friends and then we're going to encourage each other in the Word and blah blah blah..," silently rambling to myself about friendship with a person that most likely wants nothing to do with me! lol! I could not muster the strength to wipe the grin off of my face. Then I began to strategize...how can I introduce myself so that this beautiful friendship could commence? I decided to just go for it...

"Hi, I'm a Christian!" I said, with the biggest, cheesiest, corniest grin on my face. My heart was racing. I couldn't wait to hear his excited response!

The man turned to look at me and said, deadpan, "Oh...really?" and then turned back around to face the front of the train.

He most likely thinks that I'm THE creepiest person he's ever met. lol! The scenario did NOT go down like I was hoping it would! I was still smiling, though, because I was still excited about the fact that he'd be in heaven, but I made sure to keep that thought to myself before I scared him enough to make him bop me on the head with same portfolio that had gotten me into the mess.

The next stop was mine, so I had to leave my new bff without a proper introduction. But that's okay...we have all of eternity to make that happen...:)


  1. Lol. That's happened to me several times. In fact this morning, I was on the bus on my way to Downtown Silver Spring and the bus driver began to share the Word with this lady and as I listened to the conversation I was soo blessed. When we got to the final stop I just had to let him know how I blessed I was. But unlike your Metro friend, he was very friendly. It's always great to meet other Christians. Nice blog!

  2. Hilariousity...at its best. I really enjoy how you just went for the kill and just decided to go with your gut intentions. You never know who you will meet some day who you can be an encouragement or blessing to. With all of the slammed doors in your face, one will definitely open up...so keep on keeping on...love it

  3. @Homie: hopefully the next time it happens to one of us...it will be the other of us...and then we can meet!!!

    @kd: hopefully there wont be too many slammed doors...lol!

  4. wow!!! Mizz bona, I really enjoyed that and i didn't think you are now consider a weirdo..lol. As Kd said, Keep on Keeping on.