During WWII my dad was in the Australian army. He caught a military boat from the Eastern side of Australia to Fremantle, Western Australia. He was in Fremantle for about three days and was supposed to catch another military boat which was going to sail up towards Japan. My dad and some other soldiers missed the boat by about half an hour. They were put into the local jail for about two weeks until the next military boat was due. (The jailing was a punishment given to my dad and the other soldiers by the Australian army for missing the boat.) Missing the boat was actually providential for my dad and the other soldiers. The boat that he was supposed to have sailed in, was torpedoed by the Japanese and sank to the bottom of the ocean.
Many things in life look as though, they are bad for us, when in truth they are actually good for us, however it might not be as apparent as it was in my father’s case.