The person I wanted to speak to was on another phone, ‘This is the oily rag speaking for the engine driver’, I was told.
When I spoke to the ‘oily rag.’ in mock humility I said
‘If you’re the oily rag, I’m only a blob of oil.’
Then I realised how important a blob of oil is. Its use was essential in Biblical time. It was often used in their religious observances and David and other kings were anointed with it. Jacob poured oil on the stone where he had been lying when he saw the angels ascending and descending and the widow who Elisha knew, was destitute until the miracle of the jar of continuous oil. Also Jesus condemned the five virgins who didn’t keep their lamps trimmed.
I might only be a blob of oil, but thinking of all this, I feel important.