The 14 days are up! Finally. This also means that my Divine Interjections "miniseries" comes to an end tonight. The finale.
I never really had big questions about God and all. But by the turn of the century (I've always wanted to say this) things had started happening in my life. Big things. I had started to wonder if God existed. Life had gotten really shitty.
I was at a point in my life when I didn't anything. A girlfriend ditched me. My car got stolen. Work was terrible. I was living in a room in my brother's house. I didn't have a saving. And the insurance claim for the car was taking ages to process. I had only just begun, but I was dropping out of church. And I wasn't hearing from God.
"C'mon Dude, are you there or not? Give me a sign. Please." I was desperate. I needed God. And I needed an affirmation. But as usual, God did not answer. Not a peep. Not a squeak.
The next day, I get into the office late. I had lost the zest for life. And I sure as heck didn't feel like working. They tell me my insurance called up regarding my claim. I had insured my car for RM 50,000 but at the time it got stolen the damn car was worth only RM 33,000. The guy had told me that at most I'd get RM 35,000. Pay off what I owe the bank, pay off my company's advance for my new (used) car, I should have about RM 5,000 left which would probably go into a new set of tyres and a much-needed paint job for the new car. What good news could he possibly have for me?
I called him back.
"Mr. Tan, your claim is approved." I cut to the chase. "How much?"
"What?" I must have heard him wrong. Did he say 28?
"RM 48,000," He repeated slowly. "It's the best we can do, sir," the poor fellow was apologetic. I assured him I was fine. But my head was swimming. RM 48,000. That's 96% of my sum insured. My agent tells me its the highest claim ever. The poor sod lost his car and he got only 80%!
With that money, I bought a small condo and married Mae. Not immediately, of course. Hehhehh.
But that weekend I went back to church. I had to. RM 48,000 is not just a sign. It was a bop on the head.