Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day 302- Out of Ink

It would be difficult in today's world to find someone who cannot relate to running out of printer ink. Therefore, I'm sure that you can visualize the large plastic theft-proof container surrounding the highly expensive liquid as I made a new purchase at the store today. These containers reminded me of the sinfulness of man and how often someone may disobey their conscience to save a few dollars. By the time I made it to the register, I felt like I had a relevant question to ask my young five o'clock shadowed cashier as he released the captive ink cartridges from their prison

Me: How often do people try to steal these cartridges?

Tim: All of the time. Ink is way too expensive!

Me: Have you ever stolen anything?

Tim: Yes, I stole a comic book when I was little.

Me: Have you ever told a lie?

Tim: (smiling) Yes, and I am going to burn in hell forever.

Me: Is that what you want?

Tim: I know what you are going to say, I grew up in church.

Me: There is a message on the back of this tract. Read it when you get a chance.

Tim was very careless about his eternal destination and it was easy to discern that he was not interested in the things of God. That's okay. I will soon run out of ink again. I'm already praying for my next cashier encounter.

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