A Nevispages weekly feature by Curtis Morton Sr
The way I see it, some days are just meant to test you.
Thursday of this week was one such day for me. I had occasion to go to a particular bank. I met approximately six persons in the line, waiting on the outside, ahead of me.
Well, I waited and I waited and I waited…….
Not exaggerating. I think I spent very close to an hour before I was allowed inside. Only to meet another line and had to wait another 15 minutes or so, before I got to the top of the line.
As one customer moved away from one of the Tellers, I quickly moved towards the Teller, happy that I was finally going to get my business transaction completed. To my horror, the Teller had even more quickly placed the sign: Another officer will be pleased to serve you.’
Well I newa!
But wait! What she really mean eh? That she does not like me? That she would not be pleased to serve me? Then a young lady whispered: ‘The lady has to go for lunch.’
I reluctantly resumed my position at the head of the line and finally was called by another Teller.
Then, I had the need to go to my favourite banking institution – The Nevis Cooperative Credit Union. As I got there, I realized that there was a long line and it occurred to me that it was probably payday and that all of the banks in town, had long lines. I decided—not again!.
So I headed for the ATM.
Curtis Jr who is TECH SAVVY, had taught me a long time ago, that it made sense to acquire a card and it could be utilized on occasions such as this one. So, I almost boastingly passed all those people in the line, with a bright ‘hello,’ and entered the ATM.
Sanitized my hands and proceeded to pull my card from my pocket.
To my chagrin, I discovered that it was not there and after thinking deeply, I realized that I must have left it in my bus and the bus was parked, all the way down by the St. Paul’s Anglican Church. I almost bawled!
Then I remembered that my wife is adamant that EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A GOOD.
So, I said to myself: ‘Self, the walking and the exercise is good for you.’ It was like I heard myself screaming back at me: ‘Yeah right!’ Well, I made the trip and returned to transact my business at the ATM.
One woman in the line called me and said: ‘Are you that have Nuff money, can show off with all you card.’
Here was a teachable moment.
I explained to her that the card had nothing to do with NUFF MONEY. That I was maybe even more worse off than she was. It only provided the convenience for quick service, when there was heavy traffic, as was the case on that day. I even told her that I would only be charged $1.00 for that service.
She was amazed and I am certain that she will be getting a card soon.
Later that same afternoon, I hustled from town and remembered that I need to get a few things at Best Buy in Gingerland. I arrived there just after 4 pm and realized that the CLOSED sign, was already on the door.
I guess it was not my day!
I am not too bright, but I sincerely believe that God allows such days in our lives so that we can develop patience and grow in his grace.
I am certainly not Job’s cousin, but I long for the day when I can truly reach that stage, to exhibit even a portion of his kind of patience.
I believe that is the way, God would have us to go.
That’s the way I see it. How do you see it?