Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Day 27

Word of the day is: mustache. No less than three different ladies had some fuzz between the lips and the nose. I couldn't stop staring.

An old lady came in to the store today, and she was partially deaf. She took out a gigantic Motorola phone that was bigger than Adrian's head and told me that it didn't work anymore, and she needed a new phone. I showed her all the phones we carry at the store -- she hated all of them.

"They're too small!"

I finally managed to help her choose one that she hated the least -- another damn Motorola. I called to process the upgrade for her, then found out that the account was under her husband's name. Now normally this wouldn't have been a big problem, except for the fact that the said husband passed away two years ago. It took about 30 minutes of talking to the rep and telling, nay, YELLING at her (she's almost deaf, remember) to relay the information back to her to clear out the whole mess. She also had to talk to the rep herself and tell him the specifics of her husband's death -- when, where, and how. It was very sad. In the end, she ended up going home without a new phone. Even more sad.

yesterday's fortune cookie: You can always trust your friends. But not a damn cookie for a REAL fortune!

I had lunch with Dooj, Eric, Keisuke, and Simon at Islands, my FAVORITE restaurant. I talked with Deron, a server that I got to know a bit when I worked there. I saw a few more people, but I don't think they remembered me. Understandable, being just about the only Asian that ever worked there. Eric paid for us, to celebrate his getting rich thanks to Governor Schwartzenegger (FAFSA). It was fun. They talked a lot about the retreat. I wish I could've gone.

Point to Ponder: There is always a way out.

Verse to Remember: "God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can't stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it." 1 Corinthians 10:13b (NLT)

Question to Consider: Who could you ask to be a spiritual partner to help you defeat a persistent temptation by praying for you?

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