I got to see some very angry people the other day. I had the opportunity to go to the grand opening of Raising Cane’s. There were several folks who had camped out all weekend to win free meals for a year. There were over 20 people in line to win the same thing. The rub was created because the “official” rules stated the first 20 paying customers will win a year of free chicken. Now who’s first? The campers or the people in an actual line by the door? That was the issue. Tempers were flared, harsh words were spoken, bad social media reviews were rampant. (Let it be known that I was not numbered with the disgruntled. I was cool, calm, and collected. I was just there for the experience and a T-Shirt).
On the shores of Loch Ryan, in southwest Scotland, lies a town called Stanraer. In 2009 one of its residents, one Louise Brown, made the paper for her reading habits. Specifically, she had borrowed over 25,000 books from the library since 1946. That feat is made even more incredible due to the fact that she never had to pay an overdue fee. Each weekly visit had her checking out 12 books and returning them, all read and on time.
Comparison is a way of explaining an idea or a way of telling someone about something that is similar. One may have heard something like this, “You know, it is like….” and then the person goes on to make the comparison or analogy.
And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, and I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you…