My name is Armador, and while I love Jesus the work of Sanctification (The process of being made holy resulting in a changed life-style for the believer) is much slower in my life than I would like. I can understand the Apostle Paul when in Romans he says, “I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.” My problem is my mouth gets the best of me. I work in the Hotel industry and sometimes when I receive less than proper treatment from customers I don’t “turn the other cheek” but instead give it right back to them. Therefore, over the years I have been given extra time of work, if you know what I mean. Not often, but it has happened.
Now one thing you will find out about me is that I am quite aware of my shortcomings and will admit when I have done wrong. However, if you are going to tell the story at least tell it right. For instance, one day I was in the HR Department looking at my file. Which to tell the truth is a lot thicker than it should be for someone who loves Jesus:) I took out a document and there was one of these times where the Apostle Paul and I agreed. I got in trouble for calling a lady customer a “jackass”. I looked at the HR Rep and said, “If I am going to be written up than at least get the story right. Here is what really happened.”
We were having a very busy morning, customers coming and going. One of those days where you are doing more things by rote than anything else. A group had booked part of the hotel for a fundraiser which was adding to the amount of traffic we were dealing with that morning.
We were all humming along when this lady pulls up in a nice Mercedes SUV, gets out explains she will be a couple of hours because of the Charity Event and gives me her keys. As she walked into the hotel I looked around for one of the guys to park her truck but everyone was busy so I decided to do it myself.
That is where the trouble started.
I get in, start the truck and head for the parking garage. I roll down the window, get out my pass-key and wait for the “beep” and the doors to roll up. Have you ever felt guilty when you had nothing to do with a situation? That’s how I felt when I tried to roll back up the window. Every time I pressed the button I heard a muffled noise and that was it.
Ok, what I am going to do now?
I can’t leave it here unattended.
So I throw it in reverse and head back up to the front door.
I called to one of the guys to watch the truck for me as I headed into the hotel to find this charity lady. When I found her I explained what happened and told her not to worry. I have her truck at the front and will watch it until she finishes her event. I did not expect what came next, within a split second she went from Miss Charity to Carrie.
“If you want to be playing with electric windows then you should buy a car that has some. What is wrong with you?”
I was thinking, “Lady what are you talking about this has nothing to do with me.” So I gave her back her keys and starting walking to the front door. I know how I get so I was trying to avoid the conflict but it didn’t work.
She gave me a dressing down as if my shoes were dirty and my shirt was not tucked into my pants at a military inspection. She called me this, she called me that, she called me things I had to look up on Google.”
“I have never seen a jackass as big as you.” she said.
Then she said it again, “I have never seen a jackass as big as you.”
My reply was a quite simple question.
“Does your house not have mirrors?”
Please pray for more sanctification in my life:) I not there yet.