I got awoken 30 min ago by a dream. It wasn't a nightmare. But that dream certainly told the story of my life in a very succint manner. Well, at least the story of my CURRENT life.
I was waiting in line at a water-cooler. It was going to be my turn next. A line behind me was forming. Always trying to look smart, I pointed to an adjacent empty water-cooler and told my girlfriend, "Look, people always assume. Perhaps it's working? (I already knew that it wasn't working.)
My girlfriend went to check that adjacent water-cooler. At the same time, it was my turn at my water-cooler. I pressed the nozzle but water only trickled out. I pressed it harder but there was no response. I straightened my back. I saw that my girlfriend's water cooler was working. I started to make a move for that one, when suddenly something fell into my water-cooler basin. Upon impact, it writhed and trashed around. It flipped itself over. It was brownish, narrow, long, animal with four small legs. Yeap. In my dream I saw a four-legged snake.
I remember thinking to myself. Wow! Super lucky.
Now that I am finishing this blog post, I am reconsidering my first paragraph. Initially I thought the lesson was - "unlucky things always happen to me (no water from water-cooler), the only consolation is that things just didn't get worse (did not get hit on my head by snake)".
I realise now that the lesson is really: "small unlucky things happen to me, but they keep me away from the big unlucky things". I should thank God for the many little unfortunate blessings.