DISCOURAGED TOO SOON

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Grumbling all the way, I drove to the vehicle inspection station I have been going to off and on for the last nineteen years. "My BMW runs great. I shouldn't even have to do this. They don't think this car needs to be inspected. They just want the money."

The station was permanently closed! The sign said, "Try another location."

Grumbling all the way, I drove back home, got on the computer, looked up another station and a map. I had driven West to get to the closed station. I now needed to drive East to get to the new one. "Man, I'm now running late. There will be a line a mile long. This is gonna take all day."

There was one car in front of me. The old system of testing is gone. The new system only takes a few minutes. I was in and out in just a few minutes and was back home about as soon as I would have been if my old station had been open and operating.

There was no need for discouragement. I missed the beauty of a beautiful morning. There was no need for grumbling. Everything went just fine. I was wrong in my attitude!

I was right about one thing though--they just wanted the money!

2 comments:

skoots1mom said...

i didn't pass...mmmmmmm
and i'm out $583
yippppeeeeee!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Have you been praying for patience? Whenever I pray for patience things like this usually happen! LOL!

Katherine