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"Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us." Isaiah 26:12

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blessed with Ironies

Well, it's Wednesday. Now to see  how it's possible to be thankful for events so far this morning. I went through a somewhat tedious process to become eligible to ride the handicapped bus service in my home town. Their method of operation involves phoning a day ahead to make a reservation.

Tomorrow I need a ride to my church building to attend the Dave Ramsey class. So, I phoned the bus office. I gave them the information, and was promptly informed that the bus cannot take me to my church in Byron Center, because I no longer live in Byron Center.

I do have a wry sense of humor, but this stretches it more than a little. Most of my church members attended this class last year, when it was held on the same night as choir practice. This year, the group is much smaller.

I've left a message with the pastor who usually is there to  lead the group, and I'll see what happens.


  1. Irony indeed. Sounds kind of strange, actually. You need to go there; they're supposed to take you. Unless there's a limit of total miles per ride?

  2. It turns out that the townships surrounding Grand Rapids each make a separate contract with the bus company.

    When I lived in Byron Center, I was farther south than the contract permitted, and now that I live elsewhere, it still doesn't help, because Byron Center only supports the cost of letting their residents leave the township, but not for non-residents to enter it.

    I suppose it's a cost-control measure, but it most certainly puts a whole new sub-definition to the word independence.

    Still, there is reason for thanks. My friend Paula will bless me with a ride.