Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dueling Volunteers....Almost

Those of you who correspond with me on twitter know that on Saturday I volunteered to help out with the First Communion retreat. Everything went smoothly. There were enough volunteers to make our the "load" quite light and enjoyable.

So... How does this become a "Life is Funny Post"?



Easily....

You see, at the very end, when it was time to go home, the Director asked The Deacon if he needed a ride home. Two of us stated at the same time that we could easily give him a ride. I know. Jinx. Plus, how does someone "let" someone else give the ride home.

P1: Oh, ok, you can take him.
P2: No, that's okay, you may have him...

The potential for ungraciousness and making a non driver feel HORRIBLE is astronomical. You can see my dilemma. What do I do now?

Obviously since I don't know how to do this gracefully, I must do this as ungracefully as possible, like a thud in a china cabinet.

Me: There is only one thing left for us to do...
Jasmine: There is?
Me: That is correct. I hereby challenge you to a duel! Winner gets to take The Deacon home...
Jasmine: Hmmm...
Me: Our weapons shall be our arms. We shall arm wrestle for the privilege...
The Deacon: Jasmine will be taking me home...
Me: Oh.... I see... Well I suppose the chivalrous thing for me to do now would be to step aside. The Deacon has made his choice...
The Deacon: Helen, if b#llsh@t were money, you'd be a billionaire.....

So there you have it. Straight from the holy man's mouth...

Don't worry. The Deacon and I are cool. We laughed and hugged and kissed goodbye.

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And if any of you are thinking that sometimes I do odd things just so I can participate in this blog carnival, all I can say is... Is it that obvious?

9 comments:

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

HAHAHAHA. That deacon sounds a lot like my husband. He rolls his eyes at me a LOT.

And I was so looking forward to a duel...

Billy Coffey said...

I bet you could have totally taken her. She was scared, wasn't she?

katdish said...

Awesome! It's a shame about the BS though. We'd all be rich!

jasonS said...

Nice! We definitely need to all hang out as a group sometime. We'd be laughing until we cried... :)

Marni said...

YES! What Jason said.

HAHAHAHAHA. I love The Deacon. He should guest post on FOTTSP for us.

And also? I'd be rich too.

Sarah Salter said...

Your deacons are allowed to say "b#llsh@t"?! Wow!

Yes to what Jason and Marni said!

Wendy said...

She can't HANDLE the arm of Helen!

♥ Kathy said...

You are too cute Helen :)

jake said...

I seriously just laughed so much at that one!!!! I kind of wish you would have wrestled.... and I'm proud of your means to settling the discussion :)