So, I know that everyone is SO sick of hearing about the world ending today. But I couldn’t pass up this opportunity of the “possible” end of the world to bring up an EXCELLENT point. Last night, in the middle of the night, I got a text and a phone call. From different people….
The phone call… My phone rang at 1:30 am. It was a Kansas number, and at first I thought of my dear friends in Wichita. Then it hit me, my sister’s boyfriend lives in Kansas. So, my mind immediately started to race — what had happened to her!? …. Needless to say, nothing had happened to her. In fact, I will just give you the dialogue from the conversation:
- Me: Hello?
- Her: Hi.
- Me: Umm, hi.
- Her: It’s Samantha.
- Me: I know who it is. What do you need?
I wanted to add, “AT ONE THIRTY IN THE MORNING?!” – But I didn’t.
- Her: My friend wants her hair poofy. How can she make her hair poofy?
NOW, if you could have seen my face, it would have looked something like – PALM, MEET FOREHEAD. I love my sister. I love hearing from my sister. BUT, at ONE THIRTY A.M.? For hair advice? Sigh. Back to the conversation.
- Me: What do you mean, poofy?
- Her: She wants more volume in her hair, because right now it’s kind of really flat.
This is when I thought, “I should start a 24 hour hair hotline.”
- Me: She needs a root lifter, or a volumizing mousse. Either way, it needs to go on her roots. Then, blowdry upside down. Other than that, I can’t tell you anything without actually looking at her hair.
- Her: Okay, thanks, bye!
I know what you’re thinking – HOW does this have anything to do with the supposed end of the world today? – Simple. This would have been a much more acceptable phone call if my sister was calling me to tell me she loves me, before the end of the world. On second thought, it wouldn’t have been. I would have said she’s crazy, and to go read her Bible. Specifically, Matthew 24:36:
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
Which brings me to my next point. If someone tells you that the world is ending, they are crazy. How one person (or a group of people) can think they have ANY idea as to when the world is ending, is beyond me. Who gave them that almighty knowledge? Oh, God? — WHY on EARTH would God tell YOU before telling the dude that’s going to be taking the trip back down to Earth? … You’re special? Yeah, tell that to the judge. Quite literally. Get it? Judgement day? See what I did there? Ah nevermind.
Okay so that text. I got a text from a friend. “I love you… In case the world comes to an end tomorrow.” – While this seems like an awesome gesture, (and I know was just a joke, mocking the crazies, and was probably sent to everyone on his phone list,) why should you wait for the supposed “end of the world” to tell people you care? I care about people, and tell them that ALL the time. In fact, if you weren’t aware, I care about you. Fact. Need a friend? I am here.
Okay, so I didn’t really have a “good” point to make today. I just realized it’s been 15 years since I’ve posted anything, I felt like writing, I felt like being sarcastic, I had a funny story to tell, I wanted to make everyone laugh, aaaaaand I know you’ve missed my silliness.
….the caffeine buzz I have going on has NOTHING to do with this post. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. At the very least, I hope you had an awesome day, have an awesome night, and… Did you notice that despite my caffeine buzz, I didn’t exlaim any furry creatures this time around? … Maybe I should write like this more often, eh?
… I am so Southern Canadian. Goodbye, friends.