"ALL MEN CAN BENEFIT": that's the title of Chapter nine! And, it gets better as the chapter progresses. One of my favorite authors, Alexander McCall Smith, has a most enlightening series, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and I'm now reading novel No. 14 in the series, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon. Should you choose to read the series, I would start with number 1 as each subsequent novel is layered upon the last.
The chapter begins when Mma Ramotswe, the owner of No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, is reflecting on times in her life when nothing very much had happened. Such as when the detective agency was first founded and she and her secretary, Mma Makutsi had very little, but busy work, to do. Mma Makutsi set up a filing system for the agency during her spare time and one of the filing categories was entitled MEN.
The category was further subdivided into
CLIENTS WHO HAVE NOT PAID THEIR BILLS
CLIENTS WHO MIGHT NOT PAY THEIR BILLS
Now, how would one know if a client was not likely to pay their bills? According to Mma Makutsi, the secretary, dishonest people look dishonest and their dishonesty can be ascertained by either close set eyes.....or eyes that are set too far apart!
In either case, the person is going to be trouble. They will be up to no good.
It's such a simple theory, I've asked myself, "Why didn't I think of that?"
This totally changes the way I will begin looking at people.
Is this a time in my life when nothing very much is happening?
If so, I'll continue to count my blessings and give thanks for quiet times -
times in which I can read and reflect
and enjoy a time when nothing very much is happening.
Oh, by the way, I completed the "There's Always A Plan" quilt top!
I'm not sure how I digressed from a finished quilt top to musing on nothing very much happening....except that my friends ponder on how I have so much time and energy to take scraps and sew them together for an improv quilt block.