A few years ago I was visiting in the home of one of my members after she returned home from the hospital. It was my first visit to their new home. I was in the den with John and we were talking about all sorts of stuff. Over their mantle is this large flat screen television, and beside it is a little hole. Being inquisitive, I asked, “John, what is that? (pointing to the hole.) John replied in very slow, deliberate words: “Steve, that is a Teeee Veeee.” Man did I leave myself wide open for that or what. To this day I can never think of him without thinking about the Teeee Veeee episode.
Last night, Shirley and I went to Kernersville for dinner. There is a nice place on 66 named the Plaza Restaurant. We have found it to be a really nice place with good food. We had eaten there once before. At the previous trip I had their baked pork chops. They had some kind of different taste to them that I couldn’t quite figure out. Last night, not wanting the same surprised taste, I inquired from the waitress; “Do the pork chops and the country style steak have the same taste?” (I was looking for her to say that there is a special seasoning they add to the chops.) Instead she says very plainly… almost like John said Teeee Veeee… “No, they have a different taste because the pork chops are pork and the country style steak is beef.” I just said “thank you” and bowed my head. Now I am not sure I can go back to that restaurant because there is a waitress who knows me as the man who doesn’t know the difference between pork and beef.
With all the woes in this world and all the ones that seem to surround and influence our own personal part of it, we need some time to lighten up, chill out, and laugh. I am fortunate to have grown up in a family that loved to laugh, and to be married to a woman who laughs at me and with me every day.
Take some time today to laugh… it will do you good!!!
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