I would not lend a hand…

So I am driving home from work today, and just like usual, my mind is swamped with thoughts.  All of a sudden, a certain song comes on the radio.  Maybe you have heard it before.  A little ditty by Phil Collins called In the Air Tonight.  It gets to this part “Well if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand…” and I got thinking how harsh that sounded.  Phil, I’m disappointed in you.  Why wouldn’t you lend a hand?  You seem like a nice guy.  I mean after all, wasn’t your band named Genesis?  I don’t know, maybe it didn’t refer to the Bible.  But then again, you do say “Well I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes.  So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you’ve been…it’s all been a pack of lies.”  I doubt you are referring to Cain and Abel, you aren’t quite that old.

Alright, I’m going to cut you some slack tonight Mr. Collins.  Quite frankly, I have felt this way myself sometimes.  I mean, I wouldn’t let someone drown per say, but I really would like to wipe some grins off some lying faces sometimes.  The problem is, you have to beat them at their own game.  This is easier said than done.  My friend and I were talking through a problem the other day and she said it was like a game of chess…you don’t know where their next move is going to be.  She also said that sometimes it is better to let them get caught in their own web.  This part is hard for me because it always appears these people are going to get away with their foolishness.  I try to give Karma a hand whenever necessary…I’d like to even give her a head start.  I have heard that things may actually work out for the best in the situation my friend and I were discussing, so maybe she’s right.  I need to “LG,LG” she says.  I’m trying.  I’m trying.

“O, what a tangled web we weave; When first we practice to deceive!”

~SIR WALTER SCOTT, Marmion

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