Tuesday, 13 September 2011
A 9/11 Morning in Denver
Except one lady.
There was a lady waiting for a flight one gate over who just kept talking. Didn't lower her voice or anything. Now I'll grant you that it was an important conversation...apparently the security checkpoint had asked her to remove her shoes but allowed the four year old in front of her to keep theirs on. Obviously she had been hugely wronged, and the injustice of the situation took precedence over the fact that the couple she was talking to were trying to observe the moment of silence.
Now I've been known to pay less than the appropriate amount of attention to things on the rare occasion. My kids will talk to me about things I'm not interested in or don't understand [I'm not sure where that transition took place. It went from Barney (don't care) to the Teletubies (still don't care) to Dora (not caring) to the slower frame rate on the new moderation packs for the Beta test of Minecraft (huh?)] and while I try to be a good Dad and listen, it's hard when your 10 year old is talking above your head. Of course I can't blame everything on not understanding. My Mom, my wife, and Mrs. Madison my 10th grade math teacher, will all tell you that sometimes I just don't stay focused.
I'll admit that it really annoyed me to hear the lady talking through the minute of silence in Denver, but while I would have liked to go over and tell her to keep quiet, Matthew 7:5 certainly applies here. I simply did my best to remember in my own way, and who knows? Perhaps in 10 years I'll find myself back at Denver and there will be two minutes of silence; One for the victims of 9/11, and one for the lady who had to take her shoes off at security.