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April 12, 2012

Be careful little eyes

Some people have never been taught how to dress, let alone how to dress in public. Whenever I go to the mall, and believe me it is as seldom as possible, I cannot help noticing some of these people.

Last week I had to return an item to a store and was unprepared for what I was to encounter.

Eventually, it was my turn to go to the counter and return the item. I walked up and was aghast. I said to myself, "Look at the eyes, look at the eyes, look at the eyes." For some reason my eyes were not paying any attention whatsoever.

My eyes were in a staring mode and I did not know how to break it.

It really is not my fault; I think people should take personal responsibility for their person when they go out in public. They should make sure that everything is prim and proper because you never know what you are going to run into.

For a moment, I had forgotten what I was at the counter for, I tried to shift my eyes into a higher level and it was all I could do to communicate what I needed to communicate at the time.

But my eyes, oh, my eyes. They certainly were not helping me in this regard.

I might as well come clean and confess.

As I walked up to the counter to return my item I could not help but notice that the woman behind the counter was wearing, and you will not believe me, a beard. Yes, I said a beard, whiskers and all. I could not believe it at first. I thought maybe my eyes were trying to get back at me for being so harsh on them the last few months.

But no, there in full view of everybody, including my pair of eyes, was a woman with a beard any man would have been proud to wear.

All I could think of at the time was what Job said. "I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?" (Job 31:1 KJV ).

My motto: be careful little eyes where you stare.

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