Thursday, November 29, 2007

BIG NEWS Part IV

If you missed the 1st 3 BIG NEWS posts, play catch up HERE.

This part of the hiring process didn't worry him. He'd been thru all this before when he was hired as a deputy. He had never done drugs or had any interest to and hadn't broken any laws. He'd never even drank coffee. Sei had been open and honest the entire process, so why would a little lie detector test scare him?

We listed our home with an investor who specialized in helping people with not-so-great credit qualify. They showed the home a ton. Lots of people applied for financing, but even with the "Bad Credit Ok" thing they still didn't qualify. Ugh. I started to stress a little- but only about selling the house.

Sei flew down to Texas on November 14. We had found a neighborhood online that we liked and a friend/realtor in Texas set up an appointment for Sei to check out homes. We loved the "Montana" floor plan, but for them to build us one from scratch would mean not having a home until April 2008. I love my parents and they love us, but I don't think we'd last living together for 5 months! But... this neighborhood had started building a Montana home already in a cul-de-sac and the buyers had to back out. It would be completed by the end of December or mid- January!! YAY! In this neighborhood Tristan would be able to attend the same middle school as his 8th grade aunt. Not to mention homes are a lot less expensive in Texas. We could get this brand new home that is over 1000 sq. ft bigger than our home we live in now for less than what we bought our home here. And we bought our home in Utah "as is." :)

On Nov. 15 Seiuli went in for the lie detector test. I had no worries because Seiuli is the most honest person I know. (Except for when he lies, but that's only when he's joking. He usually knows when it's appropriate to tell the truth. A lie detector test would be one of those occasions.) He called me a few hours later and said, "They failed me Babe." I thought he was lying because I knew he wouldn't lie... on the test. I said, "What? Whatever Babe. Babe?" He was totally upset and said, "Guess which part they failed me on?" I had no idea. "The drug part. They asked if I had ever used any illegal drugs. They asked it 3 times and he said that I showed some discrepancies when I answered all 3 times." Whaa? I didn't know what to say, so I made some lame attempt at a joke. "Well, now I feel bad for all those guys on Maury that say the lie detector test was wrong. Maybe they *didn't* cheat on their wives..." Retarded, I know. I really had no clue what to say. My legs were shaking. I asked what other questions had been asked. He had passed the question, "Would you lie to get this job?" He said "No" & he was telling the truth. The test giver guy tried to get Sei to admit to doing drugs when he was younger, saying "it would be better to get it off his chest." That pissed me off. That pissed Sei off. Sei was like, "I *wish* I had something to get off my chest because then the results would make sense." The jerk even asked, "How did you pass the polygraph in Utah?" Sei said, "By answering the same way I did today. I told the truth." I was so bugged. Sei was convinced the chief of police wouldn't even want to meet with him. He thought it was over. I did what I do best, I said, "It'll be fine Babe. I know it will. If he meets with you he'll know you're telling the truth." Then I went to pray. And I prayed so so so hard. I prayed that Heavenly Father would open the hearts and minds of the interviewers so they would know that Seiuli was telling the truth and was the man they were suppose to hire. And right then and there I felt an overwhelming calm feeling. A calm feeling I had heard about from others, but had never felt in such a way myself. I knew he would be interviewed. They would listen to Seiuli. How he did in the interview would change our lives forever- one way or another.

To be continued.... Don't forget to visit my Vegas pics. :)


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20 comments:

Amanda said...

Am I really first? I keep coming back to get more, and you just keep stringing us a long. ;) This is such a nailbiting story and I can't wait to see how it all plays out. That is really awful about the lie detector test. :(

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

OH man! I am so glad you felt so calm... the spirit is so wonderful to help us along when we are not sure what's to come. I can't wait to hear the rest.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

The Trail To Texas Is Fraught With Uncertain Perils...

That's what I'm naming your mini-novel. :)

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Do you want to see a little slice of Texas that'll make you laugh? Of course you do!

Arugulas In Love!

Colleen said...

I'm sitting here on the edge of my seat. The suspense is killing me.

S said...

You know I read your post everyday, maybe even twice a day. SSOOOOO why are you torchin me so. Are you moving to KC or NOT!!!!

S said...

ok THAT was a misspelling but you know what I mean.........!!!

Suzanne said...

Ooh, it's so funny to already know the end of the story! :) O.k. I'll shut up now! :D

wendy said...

That totally stinks!

Our bishop is an official lie detector guy (I should be honest here and mention that he WAS the bishop, a few months ago they changed bishoprics, but I still call him bishop. okay. stop. I'm not lying.) I asked him if he used all his equipment for temple recommend interviews. he didn't seem to think that was funny...

Can't wait to read more!

A Little Revolution said...

My cousin-in-law got failed on that same question with NSA and like Sei, he was a good Mormon boy and never and never had tried anything. I'll have to ask Terry, but I think he can't ever re-apply or some crazy crap like that. Maybe it is the same "expert" reading all the Mormon's tests wrong!

Chel said...

Keep it coming.....
Although, of course, I am expecting only the best! :)

No Cool Story said...

oh man oh man!!
UGH! That makes me mad too >:(

No Cool Story said...

OT: Did they ask you if you have a blog?

OT2: I love that santa and you drawing. Weird how you're bigger than him.

aubrey said...

sweet. tori. you are awesome. the more i read the more i admire you for your amazing faith. i can't wait to hear the rest!!

omar said...

Are you and santa showering together in that picture?

I can't believe that it -

(To be continued.)

Yvonne said...

I'm sorry I still think the guys on Maury are all fibbing!!!

I'll keep checking back for the rest of the story.

Mrs. Monkey Butt said...

I got chills when I read about you praying and getting an answer. I have had some amazing experiences when praying. Makes me careful what I pray for.

Ditto to Suzanne's comment, but your version is a lot more fun.

Thanks for the heads up on my next lie detector test. I have never done drugs either, but I did drink coffee when I worked graveyard shift. It was yucky, but it kept me awake.

Nancy Face said...

The suspense is killing me...

Lauren said...

Ugh! I can't believe that guy...I would get soooo angry if they tried to get me to admit to something I didn't do! Grrrr....

Robin said...

The suspense is killing me!