Today I decided to renew my license plates, then meet my sister for lunch before heading to an afternoon appointment.
The plan was to be out the door by 11:15 so I could swing by the bank for license-plate cash and get to the BMV early enough to avoid the noon rush.
So I didn't make it out the door until 11:25 and then without thinking I turned left to head to the highway instead of right toward the bank. I didn't realize my error until I was a couple exits up and by then it was too late to turn around. Not remembering if there was a bank near the BMV or not, I opted for the safe choice and headed toward the one that was a bit out of the way but that I was certain was there. Hit the drive-thru ATM at about 11:40 and then headed toward the BMV. At this point I figured my plans were nixed as I'd never be able to get through the line and still make the rest of the way across town by 12:30 for lunch. So I decided to peek in the door and if the line was too long I'd have to come back after lunch. Ugh! That would mean driving 30 minutes north, then south then back north again and possibly being late for the afternoon appointment.
So at 11:52 I pull in to the BMV parking lot and I'm encouraged to find it fairly empty. Feeling a bit more hopeful, I walk up to the door and open it to peek around the corner to check out the line. Then I hear the most wonderful words in the world.... "Can I help you?" Yes! She was talking to me! There was absolutely no one in line and within 5 minutes I was out the door and on my way. How cool is that!
So next thing, I have about 35 minutes to get to the next stop which is about 20 minutes away. The highway is perfectly clear and I reach the exit so quickly I can't believe it. Then as I'm driving up the road I realize that now instead of late I'm going to be way early. So I think "wouldn't it be nice to get there just on time" and seemingly on cue the stoplight ahead turns yellow then red. Then I hit a construction zone (that I didn't know was there) and then more red lights and by the time I pulled into the parking lot it was 12:27. Perfect :)
After lunch I went to Wal-Mart to find a pair of shoes. Many years ago I found a certain shoe I like there and every couple years as I wear them out I go back for another pair. But they're hard to find so sometimes it takes several stops to get them. Anyway, I walk in and sure enough, one pair in my size is sitting right on the shelf. So I snag it, then head over to the women's section and snag the one pair of capris in my size. Walk toward the register and bam.....another one opens up just as I get there. Then I'm out the door and head over to my afternoon appointment, arriving just in time.
All in all a pretty serendipitous afternoon huh? Now lets get the rest of life to flow so easily....