New Age Spirituality – Morning Has Been All Night Coming ( Part 14 )
“Well, I tell you what,” he said. “Let me at least drop off a gift for you. What harm can there be in that?” “Why don’t you mail it?” I asked. “There’s no need to waste your time bringing it. I can assure you that I won’t be buying a set. My children have all the encyclopedias they will ever need.
” “Your address is . ,” and he rattled off my address. I assumed that he had gotten it from some mailing list. There was an annoying persistence about him as he continued. “It will only take a few minutes.
Please, let me drop it off. Company policy, you see.” “Well, what harm can there be? Only a few minutes you say?” “Yes, I promise that I won’t impose on you. This evening around 7:00 p. Will that be fine?” “Okay, I’ll see you then,” I said and hung up the phone. There was a vague familiarity in this conversation, a kind of déjà vu. It seemed as if I’d heard every word he said in another conversation, years earlier. Well,this time would be different; no one was going to sell me something I didn’t want! There is an old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
” I knew there was no danger that I would become the owner of three sets of encyclopedias; in fact, I was thinking of having some fun with this situation. Returning home from work, I checked the mailbox at the end of my driveway. Just the normal stuff except for a large,unstamped envelope which appeared to contain a book. I greeted the children and sat down to examine the contents of the envelope. I didn’t recall ordering any books as I tore the mailer apart and pulled out a leather- bound volume titled The Ancient Light Within. There was a yellow note stuck on the cover that read, “This is your gift. I’m sorry I have to cancel our appointment for this evening, but I’ll be in touch with you soon.” It was signed, “Your Encyclopedia Salesman.” To read the rest of the story visit http://www.spiritual-simplicity.
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