a good,if slightly needy,friend of mine was in for a rude shock y'day.
when he called a very good friend of his, he was told by another person, (whom we shall call A for the sake of convenience) that his friend (let's call her B) had taken a nasty spill, broken a little bit of everything that was necessary to keep her 5 sense alert and was in the ICU.
our man panicked! naturally, he's a NICE guy and started to call her desperately but her fone was eitehr too busy or no one picked it up. and when someone did pick up he got conflicting messages saying that person A did not exist! go figure huh?
he called up the hospital and asked for person B but did not get past the telephone operator. so our nice man went to a nice BIG mall, spent a LOT of moolah and got gifts for person B thinking he'll fly down to where she is and surprise with get well gifts. IF AT ANY POINT OF TIME IT STARTS TO SEEM THIS GUY SHOULD GIVE UP SOMEONE RAISE THEIR HANDS!!!
anyhow,he finally had an inkling of being duped and called me to i could commiserate. wanna know how enlightenment dawned on him? he smsd person B saying that he wasnt going to be coming since he had got no response from her, but if she could let him know the address where she could be contacted he would like to send her gifts there. LO and BEHOLD!!! pat comes back an sms stating the location where the gifts could be couriered.
READER KINDLY NOTE:- this was the same person who was unavailable for comment earlier but was now suddenly better. the lord works in mysterious ways indeed.
so our man demoralised and despondent calls me just so i can confirm it for him that NO, he should NOT go to where this girl is and knock on the doors of all the hospitals like a loon. he then says, i should've given you the gifts instead of her...fraudent hussy and all that jazz...
i sighed for... the lord giveth and the lord taketh away.