Saturday, December 26, 2015

Table number Seven

Our RV park had a covered dish lunch on Christmas Eve.  I don't usually attend these festivities because the noise is too much for my hearing (Implant and aid) to handle.

There were about 20 tables set-up, we found seats with folks we know from camping here a lot.  Once the meal is set and the prayer is said the table numbers are put in a hat and drawn out for the line-up order to try to be fair.

I have known lucky folk in my life.  They seem to be more prone to win than the average guy; and some folk project a losing attitude as in 'I never win' or and everything breaks at my house at the 'worst' time. And then: If anyone is going to get stuck in traffic it's me.

When we sat down I said something about being at table SEVEN, we would be lucky. The lady beside me said, "Nope, we will be the last called, I am the most unlucky person in the world."

Funny thing about the tables called, 19,8,12  etc. (No 7 called yet). When it gets down to 4 tables left, I say, "#7  can not be this unlucky we will not be last."

The call continued: 18, 13, 6...............Nothing!!!!  There was no more numbers! Not a SEVEN in the hat!  The lady said, "What did I tell you? Nobody is more unlucky than I."  NOW I AM GOING TO TELL YOU, "I THINK SHE IS RIGHT!"

I am not an overly lucky guy (except in love), but I am very POSITIVE.  I thought, 'my Positive attitude is going to override this ladies Negative attitude.'  But with all the positive thoughts in the world, if your number is not in the hat, 'ain't no one gonna draw it.'

Sorta like I mentioned once here, A guy kept praying over and over that he would win the lottery, and finally God whispered to him, "Hey jack, help me out here, buy a ticket!"

Do you know a negative person?

Nite Shipslog


I guess if I was racing, I wouldn't want #13. ;-)  


betty said...

To cute with the corgi and the stuff animal! So was there any food left for you unlucky table 7?

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

After all that I do hope you all enjoyed your meal. Negative people do tend to put a damper on things and that should have been a festive occasion for you all. Today our family get together for our Christmas meal and I'm absolutely positive there will be no negative thoughts going on there. Merry Christmas , one more time !

Lisa said...

HaHa what a cute story. Sounds like my luck. I always say, "I cant even win nothing from a gum ball machine".

Good Luck (if any)

Mevely317 said...

Wonderful story, Jack.
... and so timely!

I've been debating my WORD for 2016; and seem inexplicably drawn to 'optimism' ... sort of a foreign concept. (Was that YOU?)
I wouldn't call myself a pessimist, necessarily; rather, a realist. 'Wonder if one can't be both? Hmmmm....

Paula said...

Yes I know a negative person. Her mesquito bites always itched more then anyone else and in summer she was always hotter then everyone else, lol It's not me I'm fairly positive all time. Might add number 7 has always been my favorite number, don't know why, I don't win much.

Rick Watson said...

Yep. My sister's glass is always half empty:)