I had an extremely disturbing thought this morning. Here's the story (or "experience" for JW readers):
All week I had been waiting for pay day. The reason is that I had planned on buying a new photo printer for my computer. I had worked out my budget and after taking into account our dinner, I had just enough extra for the printer. I was excited about going to the store after work and picking the printer up, then taking my family for dinner.
But due to some things that came up at work, and an 'emergency' run to the pet store for dog food, I was going to be late for dinner if I went to the store to pick up the printer. So I decided to forego the printer until today, and just bring the dog food home to pick up my family for dinner.
Then, as my family was preparing to leave home for the restaurant, we discovered that my wife's car wouldn't start. Turned over a few times and then click, click, click.
So, rather than go get a new printer this morning it was off to the store to get a new battery.
Here's where the primitive JW thinking kicked in. On my way home from getting the battery I thought to myself, "Thank Jehovah for making me too late last night to buy the printer. I wouldn't have had enough money for the battery, otherwise."
Then I thought to myself, "Dammit you idiot. It was just a coincidence. Whatever god there is doesn't care about your printer or car battery!"
I haven't had a JW thought like that in a long time and look forward to the day when I can look back and not even remember the last time. How annoying!
Any of you still have residual things like that pop into your head from time to time?