I had a painter once who I thought was a great guy. I trusted him and thought everything was on the up and up. My son said “Dad he is a Crook”. I said,” no way.”
Later my Brother in law, Dick, said, “I agree with Mark, that man is a crook!” Again I said ,”No way!”
But within six months he proved to me HE WAS A CROOK. I had no idea he was thinking of beating me out of a good bit of money! BUT HE DID!
We have today an epidemic of youth suicides, wonder why. Today when kids have more than they ever had. When life is supposed to be so great, with so many freedoms, why? Why can’t we know in advance?
Because we are not mind readers. I am not paranoid. I do not think everybody I pass is going to go berserk and attack me. BUT, there are times that I wonder what is on someone’s mind?
When a person runs up a huge Credit Card bill, knowing they cannot pay it off, why would they do it? In the deep recesses of their mind, do they expect to win the lottery?
What is a person thinking who buys a chartreuse car? Probably it will be easy to spot in WAl-Mart Parking lot.
Ever lose your car in a parking lot? Sonny told me on once he walked around a grocery store parking lot so many times that another old man ‘read his mind’. Drove up and said. ‘get in, let’s drive around and find it.’ Sonny was about to report his car stolen when he realized he had driven his wife’s car. Maybe we don’t want to read some minds.
(I sure miss Sonny; we could pretty well read each other’s minds.)
If you could hear what everyone was thinking, you would be as confused as I am in a crowd of folks talking. You would have to be able to read minds selectively.
Has anyone ever asked you what was on your mind and you could not tell them because you had already forgotten when they asked? Or worse, you could not tell them because you were thinking of something not too complimentary about them?
Thanks for stopping by the log (I really mean that and I am thinking good thoughts tonight!)
Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about