So I sat among the others - one man, one woman, both around my age I'd guess - waiting their turns. As soon as I entered the waiting area, the man chimed up, like he was our host or something. He announced to me and the other woman that he was there to cash in his 401K and move to Florida.
He went on talking, without our urging him to do so, about how he'd had a "vision". In this vision, he saw himself walking along a beach, and he was financially independent. He had no idea how he'd become financially independent, but he was convinced the vision was true and a sign for him to cash in his savings and relocate to Florida. He was putting his "faith in the vision above his faith in the world".
As he spoke, I sensed that he was... a little off. Maybe a bit mentally challenged? Autism spectrum? He made a lot of references to his parents, particularly his mom, and made it clear that he still lived with them. Additionally, he actually told us the amount of his 401K, which was relatively small. And I'm pretty sure he wasn't old enough to withdraw it without penalty.
Strangely, he seemed to be directing his sermon primarily to me. I glanced to the other woman who was all
While, on the inside, I was feeling all
Eventually he was called to speak with someone. Shortly afterward, I took care of my rollover and left.
I'm kind of wondering if the guy will actually go through with his plan. As he spoke, he told us he'd had a total of five visions in his lifetime. He followed the message of three of them, and they'd all come true. This financially-independent-walking-on-the-beach was number 5. Okay, so what of the fourth one?
Never mind, I don't want to know.
Ever had a vision that didn't make sense? Or an "omen" that did? How'd it work out for you?