Sunday, April 13, 2014

Feeling Invisible

I haven't watched this movie is such a long time....I don't remember what it is really about.  But I have had thoughts of dressing up like this when I go out in  public.   I have been shocked at how rude people are these days.  When ever I go the the store people walk right in front of me when I am looking at something....and try to intrude on my space...as if I am invisible.    Another thing that happens to me way too often...is when I am in line to check out at the grocery store...whomever is behind me will push their cart into me!  Then they will move right in front of the machine that I need to sign to pay for my items.  I always have to say...excuse me...I still have to get in this space to pay for my items.  The running into me with their cart is the real kicker.  The next time this happens I am going to scream so loud....and fall on the floor...and report an injury!  I remember one day when I was at the store...a man ran right into me as he was hurrying out and I fell into a cart and cut my leg.  Citizens arrest!!!  And guess where the least likely place is that I feel invisible??  At church... of all places!  I went to a noon mass a few weeks ago...and there were PLENTY of open seats all over.  A lady came next to me and wanted my seat.  She said..."Oh I will just sit on the edge....you don't have to move down."  Really???  I don't think so.  I moved.  I have been so upset about these incidences...that I am asking God..."Why is this happening???"   The answer that I heard...was ....."Now you know how I feel...."    Can you imagine the creator of the universe being ignored?  We all do it....all to often....just because we don't SEE him.  I want to see you Lord.....every where I go...and in all the people I meet.  Please let them see you in me.

5 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Good post, Brenda! And so true!

Winifred said...

Oh dear this happens to my husband when he is in supermarkets too. He gets really angry. He wonders whether he is invisible too.

I mainly use a little supermarket & don't have too many problems there. It hasn't happened to me in church. I always tend to sit near the back as regulars who seem to like particular seats nearly always use the front ones.

I suppose there's "nowt as queer as folks" as my husband always says.


The Bug said...

This reminds me of a book I read a while back - a murder mystery about a LOL (little old lady - her description) who felt invisible & used that to help solve the murder. You're not quite in her age range yet, but it sounds like you feel the same way she did. If you like mysteries you might enjoy this one (there are four books in the series): Invisible, by Lorena McCourtney. I got the first one free for my Kindle.

Brenda said...

Winifred....good to know that it happens to others other than me. It is so rude and strange when it happens. Good to hear from you!

Dana,
I am always looking for a good read. Thanks for recommending this series to me. I will check it out!

sandy said...

I think the older we get the more invisible. This society honors youth, glamour, money. I've often felt that way also.

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