Sunday, January 04, 2009

Is It THAT Obvious?

We all went to Wal-Mart yesterday. Tim was spending a little too much time in sporting goods, so I decided to take Em and head over to beauty to get a few beauty products:). The strangest thing happened...a little unnerving? There were 4 young guys (late teens early 20's) that all ran back to the garden center. One of them saw us and came walking back. They were acting really strange. The one came back and said to me, "Excuse me...this may sound strange but is your name Cindy?". I said, "No". He said, "Oh, you just looked like a Cindy". I said, "No, not today", and I went on my way.

I got to the furthest cosmetic aisle and realized that he was following me (with one hand in his pocket)...and there was now no one else around. I grabbed Em's hand a little tighter as he came up and said, "OK, I know this is going to sound really strange, but I am here with my church group and we are looking for people to pray for and you looked like you could use some prayers. I was wondering if there was anything specific that you needed us to pray for. Are you having financial difficulties, marital problems, or anything else?". (I know that I am an extremist, but all I could think of was the girl during the Columbine shooting who said she believed in God and got shot.) I simply said, "No, we're doing just fine". He laughed a little and said, "Really, everything is good?". I said, "Yes" and walked away.

I quickly went and found Tim and told him about it. Of course we didn't see the guy again. However, it really bothered me when I got home. I mean at the time the guy just seemed creepy. However, what if they truly were with a church group....and what made me "look" like someone who needs prayers? Is it THAT obvious that I am a trainwreck? Really, I feel pretty put together. I mean, I have my moments, but overall I feel pretty good about where my life is.

So, I guess folks. I need you to pray for me....because, I may have just turned away the one sign from God that he was trying to tell me that I definitely need prayers?

Is it just me, or does the whole thing sound weird to you?

8 comments:

The Joo said...

No, that does sound a little weird to me too. Maybe the youth group had some sort of "prayer quota" they needed to meet?:)

Cindy said...

If he had said one or the other: "is your name Cindy?" or "I'd like to pray for you"...I wouldn't have thought it was weird. But the fact that he said both is very strange.

But I'm praying for you anyway! :)

Myssie said...

Strange! I would have freaked out too! I am praying for ya!!

Finding Normal said...

I would've freaked out too. I don't think God is sending you a creepy guy in Walmart as your one sign that you need prayers. I think Walmart is full of creepy people and you made the right call to NOT engage this weirdo. I'm so focused in Walmart even people who do know me have trouble getting my attention. LOL

Finding Normal said...

Oh, and I'll pray for you too. I don't think you're a trainwreck. At all.

angi_b72 said...

sounds very weird to me!! I would have screamed I think!! lol

dddiva said...

That's just freaky- totally not you. Found your blog through Finding Normal and am glad I did.

Shelley said...

Over from Finding Normal. I would have asked what Church he was from and if their youth group was doing this as a form of outreach or mission work. There are legit youth groups who witness at stores, but the way he approached you sounds a little out there.
Either that or you should have started listing everything you could think of for him to pray for. Starting with the economy and the leaders of our nations right on down to the ingrown toenail on my right foot. That either would have freaked him out or shut him up.