Look on the floor

A post by Ebenezer Agbey Quist

I don’t remember whether it was a lecture or a seminar. But the event was at the Engineering Auditorium in KNUST.

I badly wanted to be in a frontal space but I was too late for that. The only seats left were far behind.

“This is not happening,” I muttered to myself. I quickly ran my eyes through the rows and spotted some empty seats close to the front.

I galloped courageously and landed myself heavily into one. I just couldn’t believe my luck. I felt so favoured and accomplished.

Just then, a hand touched me from behind. I turned and listened to the most heartbreaking announcement in the world that day.

“Vomit. Look on the floor,” the gentleman behind me said. I checked and saw that someone had thrown up in that spot.

The empty seats I sighted were not accidentally missed by the attendees. They were unfilled because of the unpleasant substance on the floor.

I had to relocate back to the back seats where I rightly belonged.

The Lesson

I scouted for empty seats in an improbable situation and found some. That was very good.

In life, it is good to spot opportunities. You must hunt for and take advantage of as many of them as you possibly can.

However, on occasions when you discover a path many people do not take, find out why they don’t before you go against the status quo. There may be a good reason for it.

Don’t go and kill yourself.

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