Sigh...even the everyday things become so stressful when you have to be on high alert for cheats!
We all have been cheated at least once in our lives. Unfortunately for some of us, we simply attract these unsavoury characters wherever we go.
Could it be our 'over trusting' character that gets us into such unfortunate situations? I am often told to be more cautious and not trust so easily. Well, that's fantastic advice! Just that I hate having to be all cautious and changing my natural personality of trusting people. This may sound naive but take for instance what happened to me yesterday (which is why I am ranting about it here).
I've been going to this fruit stall for awhile now to buy my weekly supply of fruits. Prices are relatively high but I buy the fruits from this particular stall simply because it is close to where I live. So paying a little extra for convenience is justified right? Well at least I convinced myself of that and naturally became rather friendly with the stall owner and all. Nothing wrong in trusting a person whom you've been buying fruits from regularly for the past 2 years or so right?? Wrong!!
Sadly yesterday, I was blatantly cheated and felt it in my heart to confront the cheater. She was obviously embarrassed that she had charged me much more than the actual cost and returned the extra cash I had readily paid earlier without lifting her eyes to meet mine.
See the thing is that it is so natural to trust a person like this in my books and simply enjoy life on a more relaxed mode. To be constantly checking on and not trusting people you come in contact with daily simply is so very sad. Tiring to say the least.
Still, I know not all hope is lost and will continue to pray for such people that God will speak to the hearts.
In the meantime, I'll have to find a new place to purchase my weekly fruit supply! Hmm should have grown some fruit trees instead of flowers in my garden:p
"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night."
~ Charlie Brown