I had to share this one…I went into a Christian book store this afternoon just browsing around for a few minutes. I found a book I wanted to read, and when I got to the cash register, the clerk asked if I had one of their membership cards. I told him that I thought I did and I started looking through my wallet.
I couldn’t find the card, and I told him I thought I’d had one, but must not.
“It’s okay. I got it.”
I thought he meant that he just used a generic one like grocery stores do when you leave your smart shopper card at home. But I glanced at the cash register display and there was my name.
“Wait a minute,” I said. “How did my name get on there?” I hadn’t told him my name, nor had I handed over my debit card, which was still in my hand and at an angle where he couldn’t possibly read it. It did occur to me that I was in a Christian book store, and maybe, just maybe, God just told him what my name was. But it struck me as a little on the boring side as “miracles” would go.
He then pointed at my jeans and said, “I just entered your name off that.”
I looked down and realized that I was wearing my Channel 37 ID badge. I wear it so often, I forget I even have it on.
But for a few seconds there, I thought I was in the Twilight Zone.
Patrick is a Christian with more than 26 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.