Friday, June 4, 2010

This Way, No Wait, That Way

Hubbie and I were driving through our neighborhood and passed a youth car wash at a nearby church. Two blocks from there, runs a major highway. We stopped at the red light and saw a lady walking with a car wash sign. The usual "Car Wash" with an arrow-pointing the way at the bottom.

She walked to the corner facing the highway, only to be shooed away by the guy on the corner waving a sign saying, "We Buy Gold Here," with his own arrow. She turned toward the street we were on, only to be faced with another problem. Facing our way, the arrow pointed the wrong direction. I started giggling when she tried to make the sign work by turning her body around. Her next solution was to flip the sign, but nothing was on the back.

The lady smiled at herself and snuck up to the edge of the highway, so her sign could be seen.


"The mind of man plans his way, but he Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9

I can laugh at her, 'cause I do the same thing. Like when I try to print things from the computer, especially folded cards and such. It's a righty-lefty, upside-downy thing. Good grief. One time a card I made for hubbie had the front printed right nice, then nothing on the inside and he had to turn it to the back and upside down to read it! Bwuaaaahaaa.

Oh Lord, make my directions clear. Please print the arrow on both sides of my sign!

17 comments:

Diane said...

Sometimes its just inching out a little and then God will guide us the rest of the way if we want Him too. :O)

Have a great weekend!

Kathy C. said...

My husband made me a T shirt with my book cover on it but didn't read that he was suppose to invert the picture so it's backwards on the shirt!!! Looks great in the mirror.

Parsley said...

The arrow thing on the sign sounds like one of my stunts.

Libbie said...

And we all do need those arrows from above! I know God points them the right way...I just pray I see them!

Hilary said...

Clever lady.. you, that is. You always find the way to turn your experiences into a sign.. with a clear arrow, to boot!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, how funny! Only I feel sorry for the lady with the sign.

I've done the same thing with cards in the computer, but never on a t-shirt like Kathy! When my book gets published, maybe...

Thanks for a great post, Karen.

Kathryn Magendie said...

*laughing* - I'm like that too! made me smile reading this

Karen said...

Diane, you are so right!

Kathy...lol...when you where it, do you take along a mirror? Sounds just like something I'd do.

Parsley, I know--me too.

Libbie, I have to make myself watch for the arrows, too. :)

Hilary, thanks, but I sure wish I could take pics like you do! Wow.

Jeanette, when your book gets published, I love that. And it will.

Kathryn, that's why I giggled, too. :P

Sista In Arms Lxx said...

Glad He does the navigating cause my arrows are constantly getting mixed up. Lxx

Analisa said...

I feel much better. The printing thing always blows my mind. I start making little marks on the paper. Funny and frustrating.

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Karen,
I always mess up the directions. And I so need God to not only put the directions on both sides of the sign, but on my forehead as well! Need all the help I can get!
Kate

Jean Wise said...

We either laugh or we cry at our silliness, don't we? Love the illustration, Karen and the photo!

Karen said...

Lxx, good to hear from you! Yep, I'm glad He navigates, too!

Analisa, I'm right there with ya!

Kate, lol...love the forehead idea, but I'd probably mess up trying to look at it in the mirror! lol...

Jeanie, laugh and cry....

Sara said...

What a great post, Karen. God is good because again, He has used this word to speak into my situation. Thanks, sweet friend

Angie Ledbetter said...

Sometimes I need arrows AND a flashing neon sign! :)

Karen said...

Sara, just another proof that He is everywhere and knows everything, huh? You're most welcome.

Angie, lol........ me too.

Johnnie said...

You are just too cute!