Episode 25: Can You Believe

After I got home to shower and change, I sat down on the couch. I contemplated drinking a glass of wine I won in a drawing. It seemed like I was always winning something.

About 6 years ago, I won the car I was currently driving. I went to a Volkswagen car dealership searching for a used car I could afford and they were having a “Drive me” celebration and it was their grand opening too. I put my name in the drawing to win the car and actually joked with the car salesman that he didn’t need to try to talk me into buying anything because I was going to win that little white Volkswagen Jetta. To my surprise, as I was about to make a deal on a used Jetta, they made an announcement that they were going to reveal the winner of the car. It seemed like the whole dealership got quiet.

“Ladies and gentlemen, you must be present to win this spanking brand new Volkswagen. So without further ado… Drum roll please…and the winner is Syrah Sims! Come over to the ‘Drive Me’ tent and get your new ride! Syrah Sims, you have 10 minutes to come and claim your car.”

I screamed like I never heard myself scream before. I’m not the type to even react like that but, I felt like God was doing this for me because He knew I needed a car but, didn’t want a car payment. However, I couldn’t afford to buy one with cash at that time. I was jumping up and down. I grabbed the salesmen by the neck and forced him to rejoice with me. Then I kissed the man on the lips. As a matter of fact, he probably liked that, which explains why he kept calling me weeks after I had won the car.

Anyway, the point is, I won the car and had not bought one since and was not planning on buying one either. So I enter drawings and buy raffle tickets whenever someone asks me. And I always won! My wine was no different, won that too.

Instead, I decided to call Terry and tell him about Crazy Mareesa.

“Hey there! Are you busy?” I asked.

“What’s up? Naw I’m actually on my way back to the office. Everything ok?”

“Yeah, it’s cool. I just had to tell you about my interesting meeting today after my workout at the gym.” I said.

“Oh yeah, what happened?” Terry asked.

“Well, I was threatened by a woman today and she told me to keep my distance from her man that I was flirting with. Could you believe that?”

“Girl, who you been flirtin with besides me?” asked Terry in a joking way.
“That’s the point. It is you! Terry, I met your old acquaintance, Mareesa,” I revealed.

“What? You have got to be messing with me Syrah. Then again, that broad is a head case, I mean she real dingy and crazy!” he said “Well what did you do?”

I told Terry what happened and about the words exchanged between me and Ding Bat.

“Dang, I’m sorry about that Baby, but I let her go before I even asked you out,” he said “But you let me know if you ever she ever tries that again, and I’ll take care of it. I don’t like that drama stuff Syrah, and no woman is gonna be approaching my lady like that with some nonsense. I don’t want her.”

We talked for a few more minutes and Terry reassured me that this was something I should never had to deal with again. He thanked me for being me and not quick to assume Mareesa was telling the truth at any point.

“That’s one of the things I really like about you Syrah. You didn’t come at me all wrong about this and you didn’t accuse me of any wrongdoing. I appreciate that so much,” said Terry.

“I don’t know what to say Terry. That’s just who I am. I had a question in my mind about it for a few seconds but all I can say is I trust you and I will trust you until you give me a reason not,” I said.

“You won’t ever have a reason not to trust me Syrah because I won’t give you one. How about I swing by a little earlier than we planned and we can have a glass of that wine I know you’re sittin there thinking about opening without me,” said Terry.

How did he know that? I laughed and so did he.

“You got me on that one, but I’ll hold off, keep it chilled, and wait for you,” I said.

Terry and I hung up and I put the wine in the fridge to chill for a few hours. I turned the stereo on pulled out my laptop to start writing some. After about 3 minutes of looking at the blank, white screen, I set the laptop aside and just listened. The radio was playing a song by Robin Thicke called Can You Believe and I just closed my eyes and listened. I felt like I won another drawing. Yes, I can believe.

Click Here to See Video –> Robin Thicke: Can You Believe

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© 2008 by Satirah. All rights reserved.


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