hold the door for someone

I had been taught to hold the door for others as far as I can remember. No matter who they are, hold the door for others. A few years back, I was invited to a baby shower for a friend from high school. It had been years since I had seen a few of these gals that would be attending and one in particular, I was not looking forward to meeting. We were friends for a brief time and I think we parted ways because we both liked the same boy. How can two girls still be friends and like the same boy? Well, he chose her and that was then end of the friendship. Clearly.

As I got my mature self ready for the shower, I recounted how I felt back then and vowed I would not even look at her or give her eye contact the entire shower. I wanted to prove to her I had moved on. {ha!} Afterall, I had found my prince and married him!

I put the dress that made me look the even taller than I am {she is short}, picked up that amazing shower gift wrapped just so, and trotted out the door. I was armed and ready to not notice her. As I walked towards the doors to the building the shower was being held, I noticed another woman walking the same direction. I got to the door first, and as I was taught, I opened and held the door for her. I glanced over and saw that it was HER! There I was holding the door for the girl I was supposed to not notice!

Touche, Lord, touche.

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