Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lessons Learned

So remember when I blogged about seeing Eagle Eye for free? It turns out that I'm not the only one who had free tickets. There was a huge line outside the theater; it sold out at about 30 people in front of us. No free movie this time.

Lesson learned: show up early!

In order to not have a wasted evening, we headed to Golden Spoon for frozen yogurt. On the way, my car made a strange clanking noise, then lost power steering and starting making terrible Satanic noises from under the hood. I'm still not sure what exactly happened, but the tow truck guy mentioned it could be a serpentine belt. My dad has been reminding me about checking the serpentine belt for around a year now. 

Lesson learned: listen to my dad about cars.

While walking home after dropping the car off at a nearby mechanic, I was feeling pretty dejected and frustrated. As I walked, I suddenly remembered the title of my lesson for youth group tomorrow night from the book of Daniel--Surviving Hard Situations. It was pretty convicting to think about my own response in a frustrating situation compared to what I was calling students to do.

Lesson learned: God has a timely sense of humor.

1 comment:

  1. i wish i had read your post before, i could have let you know to get there early. in the seattle area there is a group of people that never pay for movies, they just end up with every single free promotional screening pass and show up sometime between 3-5 for a 7pm show every single day. generally for normal people id suggest 530-6 for a 7pm show. they give out like 3 times as many as there are seats to ensure its full.