Today as I sit here on my computer, I am surprised to find out that a donation has been made in my name. This act of kindness just touches my heart. It’s not every day I get such amazing messages in my spam folder. Most days, it is for coupons I don’t really want or specials from stores that force me to sign up for their emails. I later regret the decision and wish I could just sandblast those emails every time they touch my inbox. Instead, they sit there taunting me.
Sadly enough, Gmail won’t let me see the message. Somehow, it seems there is something out of place with this notice, so sadly I must delete it. Just when it made my day to think someone had thought of me. Oh, the joys of online life – never certain whether you exist or whether you are a quiet voice inside a storm. Once again, an opportunity slowly vanishes into dust.
Not much later, I receive a notice for a part time job offer. Not bad, I think. It’s not that I’ve been looking for a job or that I need one, but someone thought of me today! Dr. Xu from Gongdong Medical Technology Co. assured me it was legitimate. It sounds rather official. I’m ready to pack my bags, but then I look a little further and see that they require a financial representative. Um, I did not graduate from college, unfortunately. While I enjoyed my time at the University until I actually had to stop and pay the bills, I double-majored in English and Psychology. Are they sure they want me? I’m not so certain I am a good fit.
I would send an email back to them, asking if they are sure they want my skills specifically, but then I think to myself… who will wash the dishes and cook for my family? How could I possibly handle living so far away? While the thought of all those chores being missed is enticing, I think some small part of me would miss them. No, silly – not the chores, my family 🙂
So I delete all the spam messages and call it a day. They are now tucked away carefully somewhere in cyberspace – at least until a few more gather in my spam folder tomorrow. Feeling that at least for one minute I entertained my importance, I grab the coupon offer in my spam inbox for $1 off of yogurt from Natural Grocers and head out the door to celebrate.
(c) Sumyanna 2017
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