Has this ever happened to you? There's a new person in town that you have not met. You heard from a third party some things about this person that one couldn't be proud of. Will you consider a meeting with them or will you decide that you don't want anything to do with him or her? I am in this dilema right now. There's a Filipina who recently moved to my city. She married an American and migrated here late last year. I heard about her from a close friend and judging from what she told me, this person wouldn't be in my radar if I was living in the Philippines. Let's just say that she worked in a bar. Enuff said.
Anyway, I've been thinking about this for a long time. Should I judge her even though I have not met her in person? That goes contrary to what I was taught growing up. Didn't we always hear "Don't judge a book by its' cover"? Or "Don't judge a person unless you've walked in their shoes."
So, I finally decided that I will meet her tomorrow after I shop for plus size lingerie that my friend asked me to buy. I figured that if I was in her shoes, I would want people to judge me for who I am and not what I did. (Although, if I nitpick, this argument wouldn't hold water.) So enough with the nitpicking. I will meet up with her and will hold off any judgement until then. Everyone needs a second chance, right?