You need every note to make a song
by, 09-27-2011 at 10:33 PM (321 Views)
Today I had a first time experience. It is an unfortunate incident that reminds me of the movie “Home Alone”. The particular scene that comes to my mind is when Macaulay Culkin bought himself groceries and was walking down the street.
Several of you may now know what circumstance I am referring to.
This morning I walked for 15 minutes to the local HomePlus to make a few simple purchases – kimbop, loose-leaf green tea, and red wine (Lambrussco). At the check out, the kind Korean checker asked if I wanted a bag, I said “Nae” (meaning “yes”) and she pulled out a brown paper bag. I hesitated for a very brief moment, but I nodded to express that was fine. I figured it looked thick enough.
Needless to say, when I was about half way to my apartment my bottle of wine shot through the bottom of the brown paper bag.
Luckily, the bottom of wine did not break. In fact, nothing broke – I just no longer had a bag.
Most people’s natural reaction to such an event would be to get frustrated or upset, though I chose to not get stressed in any way over the menial incident. Instead I chose to pick up my items, place it in my purse or carrying them and just keep on walking. What good would it do to get frustrated over it? It’s a waste of energy. In fact, I chose to look at it this way: I’ve never had this incident happen before, but now I can say I’ve experienced it.
Though on the surface it may appear as bad, every bad experience is needed equally as much as every good experience. After all, you need every note to make a song.