Life from the rear-view mirror

Pick me! Pick ME! Vol 12

March 16, 2013 | Comment

With just a few clicks of the mouse, a few uploaded pictures and a few hundred bucks…he was back in the game.

What game you ask? The game of trying to make himself attractive to women of the female persuasion. It was a daunting challenge…and one he never thought he would have to be involved in again.

Doug hated answering those questions that were designed to help the computer fix you up with exactly the perfect flavor of Ms. Right. He thought he’d like to screw with those algorithms sometime just to see what happens. “Congratulations…your perfect match is…NOT a human.” He laughed to himself…”I would pay money to watch Mr or Ms “Hopeful” read those emails.”

Anyway…He forced himself to answer all 6272 questions with the expectation that emails would drop from the heavens filling his inbox to overflowing with attractive exciting and wealthy women…….it didn’t happen. It’d been 2 DAYS NOW since he posted his profile and picture.

“What the heck!? This being honest thing sucks…I’ve always been a good liar…think i’ll do a little late night editing of my online love profile….. Swarthy, Clooney-esq dude with rippling abs and very highly leveraged, expensive yet tasteful German automobiles who lives in a modest mansion ( yet in close proximity to Wegmans). Seeking a georgeous, swarthy babe for gobs of sparkling, and witty conversation. Not afraid to spend tens of dollars on a romantic night at Bub’s”….or something like that.

That’s what gonna get me the chicks he thought!  If he only knew who was waiting in West VIrginia!

(Kathy had been waiting in WV…and he married her this past October)

Present day

Looking back…those online dating sites gave us hope that someone “just right for me” was waiting right behind their online picture. All I had to do was spend enough money and time and send enough emails. It was pure frustration with a litte “are you kidding me?” thrown in.

As it turns out, God had been working on the back story for me all along.

You see sometimes we try so hard to find the right one…that we forget to BE the right one.

Proverbs 3:5 ,6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowlege Him and He will direct your path…(right to West Virginia!)

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