Sunday, December 17, 2006

I Don't Understand Why...

I have dreams about people and things that make me feel depressed when I wake up and result in me being in a weird mood all day. Hence this less than happy post...

Someone would bring an infant to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. I love that there were children there, but a baby seems like a totally bad idea (and yes, she started crying).

The man sitting next to me thought it was appropriate to sing along with the Hallelujah Chorus. Did he seriously think I had come to hear him sing? Oh, and did the woman behind us really think we wanted to hear her keeping the beat with the music? Fortunately neither kept up this behavior that long, and I really enjoyed the performance.

People are dishonest when there is a 100% certainty they will be caught in their lies.

So many men act like boys.

I ate four mini ice cream sandwiches, two servings of tiramisu, several peanut butter cups, and a slice of roulade on Friday evening and didn't feel that full or sick. That's ridiculously gluttonous.

Some single people don't think they have anything better to do than work (because they don't have a "family").

Inertia and/or indecisive feels like my middle name.

People prefer money and working to spending time with their families, friends, and/or themselves.

I can be so ungrateful sometimes despite my many blessings.

I am writing this blog post when I need to wrap all of the gifts I've bought and finish up Christmas cards.

With all of that being said, I'm grateful that I don't have to understand everything and that I've accepted that there are some things I'll never understand and that simply aren't meant for human understanding.

Feel free to share what you don't understand:)


DCVita said...

I am so feeling you on this post right now.

I don't understand alot of things. Primarly myself!! I don't understand why I put myself in situations that I know are not necessarily good.

I think I need to just trust in God more and let Him lead the way instead of intervening and screwing things up for myself! Argh! At least I know what my 2007 resolutions are!!

Ryane said...

Ally--hahaha. I really like your second observation. I have no IDEA why people brink infants to the symphony or ballet. Family time is nice but come on?!

I don't understand why pedestrians continue to take their lives in their hands and cross against the crosswalk. Seriously--I waited for you to walk, now it is my turn to drive--move!!

I also don't understand why folks think that if they stand ascloseastheypossiblycan to you in a loooong checkout line, the line will move faster? Umm...personal space--check into it.

And finally, I don't understand why all companies don't give their employees 10 days off at Christmas, like HP does. Wouldn't we all be just that much merrier?

Accidentally Me said...

I don't have a lot to add, I just wanted to give you an e-hug so you felt better:-)

And you could easily replace "gluttonous" with "delicious" in that sentence.

Ally said...

AM: Thank you. And yes, you're right; all of that was very delicious.

Ryane: I'm absolutely with you on more days off for the holiday. We get two days for Thanksgiving but only 1 and 1/2 for Christmas. What's with that?

DCVita: I think the more we submit to God the better. Of course, my actions don't always bear out that belief.

Ella said...

Hmmm...I posted something earlier, but maybe it got deleted.

cdp said...

I don't understand a lot of things, either. And normally I would say something funny, but the thought that's been stuck in my head the last day or two is that I do not, for the life of me, understand why a young man should ever have to bury his 28 year old pregnant wife the week before Christmas.

On that note, I promise I am going to stop being so maudlin and cheer up. Good post, Ally.

e.b. said...

I don't understand why people are not nasty, from the get go. Not just now during "holiday" time, but all the time. Leave the nasty for when it is deserved. Start out calm and sweet and see how far that gets you. I don't deserve your nasty.

Can you tell something or someone set me off?

Ally said...

Ella: I never got it. Blogger makes me mad, and I'm sad that I didn't get to read what you had to say!

Cindy: I am so sorry about your friend. And I'm so glad that we don't have to understand, but can trust that God uses everything for His good. I am praying for God's peace, comfort, and strength for you and your friend's family.

e.b.: Yes I can tell! And I'm sorry said person waited until the holidays to bring "it" on. Not nice! I find that it makes me most happy to be extra sweet back to nasty people since it just makes them feel more frustrated.

Anonymous said...

I don/t understand why people thank you when you loan them money and you can sense that they expect you to thank them for paying you back and some times you sort of have to remind them that they owe you. That goes for loaning anything. Dr. Ridge

Jeff Price said...

Romans 12:19-21
Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Ally said...

Dr. Ridge: That's a good one. As if you need to thank someone for him/her letting you do him/her a favor....

Jeff: That's a good reminder. Are you suggesting that I shouldn't be extra sweet in response to people's nastiness? Or just that I should change my intent in doing so?

ella w. said...

I remember now. I don't understand why I am so impatient. I don't understand why people can get such bad road rage. I wish I was more tolerate of incompetence - not everybody is as brilliant as me (j/k).

Jeff Price said...

What you said about being extra sweet to people who are nasty reminded me of that verse. And I'm not suggesting anything, but it is Paul that reminds us of God's sovereignty and that sins against us are really sins against Him who made us. Being patient with nasty people as a desire to do what is good in God's eyes should be our motivation, not necessarily that we want them to burn their noggins :-)