You often hear people saying something along these lines:
Something horrible happened, but we survived. And then something else horrible happened, but it could
have been so much worse. Someone Up Above must be looking after us, because we got through it.
My mother has said it a lot in the past, but she’s not the only one. And every time I think: hang on a minute. If someone has their eye on you, if someone saved you, why did it happen to start with? Why did you need to be saved? If someone’s looking after you, how did something so horrible happen?
Taloollah: Oh, something happened the other day, and I’ve been waiting for someone to tell.
T: I came home from the pub the other night, and I was feeling hungry, so I got a packet of crisps out of the cupboard … and it was full of crisps. You know how most crisp packets have lots of empty space inside? This one was packed full.
T: I know! I only realised when I’d been eating crisps for a bit, and I suddenly thought: hang on, this packet of crisps is lasting a long time.
Me: That’s the ultimate packet of crisps ever. The best crisps in history.
T: You should blog about it. Say it happened to you.
Me: No, I can’t do that! I’ll blog this phone call, though.