“She was in love and I didn’t want to spoil it.”
I was visiting my friend, Janice, in Chicago last week and had a very unusual experience.
She and I were roommates when we attended Northwestern University several years ago and we’ve remained in touch ever since.
Janice was living with Mark her boyfriend, and he and I seemed to bump heads the moment we met. There was something amiss with him but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Although he smiled and seemed pleasant enough when we first met, I was suspicious of him but didn’t know why.
And I didn’t want to mention it to Janice. She was in love and I didn’t want to spoil it.
Then I learned he kept borrowing money from her, promising that he was using it to start a new business. Somehow it didn’t add up because when I would ask him about it he would be purposely evasive. I was positive he was taking her for a ride but couldn’t prove it; worse of all, I had to bite my tongue for fear of antagonizing Janice who thought the world of him.
The last day of my visit I awoke with a vision of Mark spending the day at the racetrack. I don’t know why I had it, but somehow it made sense to me. Mark was using the money he was taking from my friend, and blowing it at the track.
I had a late flight out that day, so I decided to take a chance and drive out to the racetrack that afternoon. And sure enough, there he was. I took several pictures of him with my cell phone camera, and when I showed them to Janice she nearly passed out.
Fortunately, their relationship has ended, mostly due to my hunch that day. From time to time I do have visions that I can’t explain. And usually they are helpful to me. In this case, I helped a good friend of mine and she says she’ll never forget it.