fate and lessons to learn

22 Jun

Last night, while i was having dinner with Mr Q and my mother, someone came by. Called at the door and we made Mr Q go because we were not veiled and it was a man. He told Mr Q that he was a cleaner at the block and he lost his wallet during work that day. We all know what would follow that story, ” can i have two to three dollars? Please, i would return you when i get money, i promise, god bless you.” This is not the first time it has happened. It was a foreign man and he attempted to speak Tamil to Mr Q. *sigh*

Mr Q came to the kitchen to pass us the message and we had our guards up already, ” go tell him dont have!” (we’ve had bad experience before, people asking for money and say they will return but they disappear) Poor Mr Q went to tell him something and he asked for ice water, Mr Q said no. Off he went on his way.

I wonder if it was he who took them.


This morning, we were leaving the house for work. Mr Q was outside for so long and then he came in to look for his shoes in the cupboard. Guess what? Both his formal shoes were not where he put them, they were missing. They were both about a year old, one pair less worn than the other, the wedding shoe.

The wedding shoe which we spent many hours and days, looking for the perfect one for the groom. It was my gift to him.

Who took both his shoes? We dont know. My first guess was the indian foreign labour who must have been avengeful when we refused to give him money. Who else would have taken it since it has been there, outside the house at the shoe rack for a year over and our neighbours, no matter how much they hate us, they never stole our things.

I told Mr Q not to worry but i think i was more worried than him. He wore his old shoes, one which he has worn for years now.


God’s way of reminding us to not be too attached to our worldly things?

God’s way of humbling us? (the shoe wasnt that expensive, both probably add to a hundred and i think we bought good quality shoes so that they will last, cheap shoes seldom last)

God’s way of reminding us to be kind to others?


How do i find solace? When i think of the above 3 sentences and that God will punish the theif, whoever he/she is, for he is all-knowing.

I asked Mr Q, should we have given the foreign indian man $2? He said no. Why should i give him money just to keep my shoes safe?


My mind is known to work that way, linking things up like the foreign indian man and the missing shoes.

There was a question my teacher posed the class:

At a woman’s mother’s funeral, a very handsome man came to attend the funeral. Two weeks later, the same woman’s sister passed away.

To me, it was so obvious! I thought it would be obvious to everyone but no, i knew that the handsome man only came to funerals so the woman killed her sister to see the man again. According to my teacher, that was how a criminal mind works.


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