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OK, I’ve got 2 stories and a 1/2 for you.
Story #1 >> Late = not cool
So 2 weeks ago I made an appointment to call a brother at ____ time the upcoming Friday for important stuff. Everything’s good so far and I’m excited.
…Friday rolls in. I saw that my brother-in-law (Nakib) was taking Sh.Kamal Al Makki for his Jum’ah khutbah before his “Mercy to the Worlds” course with AlKauthar Institute in Toronto, so I tag along.
Had a good time, got home and (dan, dan, dannn) I got an email of disappointment — I missed the call!
[[I could almost hear few people laughing, because I had another mishap recently…but that’s confidential 😛 ]]
To cut the story short, I felt like crap and fortunately managed another meeting.
This time, I had the reminder on my wall, cellphone, and I knew there was no way I’ll mess this up. I was on campus at the time, and the only good place was outdoors (cold Canada by the way), but the call was made and I’m happy again.
Lesson – The difference the 2nd time around was that I made all the arrangements to be there on time (early) + gave him his right upon me to show up. ((Also, not keeping to your word lowers your value (in their eyes and probly yours) and it’s plain disrespectful))
Story #2 >> Plan for Blood…
Disclaimer: This is a bit gross, so skip to the lesson if you so wish…but I’ll admit it’s funny too 😀
On Sunday I was getting ready to go for Dhuhr at the masjid. I got ready well in advance and the story was perfect in my mind…but there’s a special surprise waiting for me: Blood.
That’s a bit dramatic, it was actually a nose-bleed (I get them quite often so it’s not a big deal). This was persistent one so there I was for over 10 minutes with bloody tissue, and a bloody nose, and bloody sink (eww, I know, I was there)
BUT the story has a happy ending. Continue reading Punctuality…when?