Same Words, Different Meanings

Earlier this week, I wrote a post entitled “Archie.”

I ended that post with the sentence, “Lucky Me.”

It took a day or so, but it came to my attention that those two words could be interpreted at least two different ways.


That’s me, in “Time-out”


The first was was that I was lucky I didn’t get attacked or robbed by Archie.  That was surely not my intent and never entered my mind until someone commented to me that they thought that was what I was implying.

The second interpretation and the thought I hoped to convey was that I was lucky and thankful that I had the opportunity to help Archie.  I was having a bad day and it ended on a positive note because I was able to assist a man I never met before.

My late friend,  Bill Bates taught me, “in life, all the goodies go to the giver, not the receiver”

Now that I’ve cleared that up . . .

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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9 Responses to Same Words, Different Meanings

  1. and now Archie has wonderful story about a kind man who helped him.

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  2. Osyth says:

    Bill is surely a wise man.

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  3. Osyth says:

    My bad for skimming over the critical word ‘late’. I am sorry his demons led to him ending his own life, very sorry. May he rest more easily than he lived.

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  4. I know, I read that line twice… I never really took you to be the sarcastic sort Ray, so I was hip to your sentiment. It is all in the perspective, my brother. Thanks for the follow through 🙂

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  5. I appreciated the story and read it as a positive encounter between two strangers.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Candice says:

    I liked the story too, and also thought you meant lucky in a positive way.


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