My Pet Peeve – Asking Me “Are You Busy???”
I’m sorry, but this has got to be one of the most irritating questions I get asked.
Are you busy?
Usually by a friend or family member needing my time for something.
Please listen carefully, I really would prefer you just come and ask me for whatever it is you want, because when you ask me if I’m busy, this is what I actually hear…
“Are you just sitting there, sucking up oxygen, doing nothing with your time, wasting your life away, taking up space, with not a single thought in your mind?”
Yes… that’s exactly what I’m doing (That’s sarcasm, for the less mentally adroit among us)
Of course, I’m busy… I’m alive!!!
I might be busy working, playing or resting; I might be busy thinking, day dreaming or just observing nature but there is never, ever going to be a time in my life when I’m not busy being physically, mentally or spiritually engaged in life… I’m always busy and so should you!
Sometimes my wife might observe me sitting there, completely relaxed with a blank expression on my face for several minutes and in her mind I’m totally wasting time doing nothing.
Unknown to her at that very moment I’m mentally engaged in vigorous debate with myself concerning some philosophical issue of utmost importance or I might be in conference with the Holy Spirit receiving the answer to a question I asked Him 20 years earlier, literally receiving the revelation to one of the mysteries of the universe… I’m not even kidding, this has happened multiple times.
Here’s the deal, if you need my time and attention for something and I deem it important enough I will gladly stop whatever I’m busy with and redirect my efforts toward you and your cause, because you are important to me.
Just come and ask for what you want, but please do not preface your request with – “are you busy” – that’s extremely annoying!
I will always be busy, but I will make the time to serve you in whatever capacity you need me to… because you are worth it.
Just don’t engage me with inanity and we’ll be fine 🙂
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