Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Just got an "Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich" this morning at Jack in the Box on a freeway some five miles away.
Not too bad.
Jack wasn't in, but Erika and her friends were there and they helped me. Wonderful people that Jack hired at store number 409!
Besides a little smeared make up on their faces, you really couldn't even tell that they had been up all night but they were telling me all about it.
It was interesting to hear them carefully relate to me about how wild things can get on Fridays when late night partiers converge on em when they get "the munchies." One drunken man passed out right at the speaker box.
Another one (at an earlier date), pulled up very late, spoke to the person behind the box ..ordering grub outta breath (unwittingly "the last supper"..no joke). He pulled up and then literally got shot in line in his cabasa right there at the pick up window.. "a criminal" Erika explained! She told me that his last words were. "I'll take one chicken sandwich and two tacos."
Erika didn't know all the details of why, but can you imagine? How tragic and how traumatic for Erika and the team! I've unfortunately seen similar gruesome things happen while working in Dallas before. One time I unfortunately saw a man in a grey business suit n tie leap to his death from the 10th floor downtown.. only twenty feet away from me. He was a jewelry salesman who was drinking and had misplaced his product, but it turns out he left the jewels in his car and had miss-parked it a little farther away. Perhaps you have too. These are indeed perilous times though that might sound kinda corny.
At 6:32 am that sandwich sure tasted good and I got to witness a bit to Erika which was even better!
The Apostle Paul admonished us with these words, "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit" (Eph. 5:15-16).
Our duty is to witness of Christ in love where He leads each of us. He is the one who saves people, "But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble" (Ps. 37:39).
The moral of these stories? I would say that life is dangerous and short. Please avoid doing crimes or sin, be careful workin' deep night at Jack in the Box and tell your friends that do ..about the Gospel of Jesus while you still can.