Things that make me say "What?"
I giggle a good bit to myself. Things just tickle my funny bone and even if someone isn't around when an amusing thing occurs, I try to see the good humor in it.
Dave, my rock and husband, often says I am the impetus for his giggles sometimes, even when I don't mean to be. My own true confession is: as we were on a flight, I looked out the window of the aircraft then said to Dave, "Wow, that plane is close to us." He peers out the same window then just looks at me as if I have lost my marbles. "That is OUR plane's wing." Oops.
So, I guess turnabout is fair play.
As I am waiting to board my flight from Tucson to Sacramento by way of San Francisco, I am watching a neighboring flight board. The gate agent is making the "last call" for a 1:05 p.m. flight to Phoenix when a gentleman hurries up, thinking he is about to miss his flight. The gate agent checks his boarding pass and says, "Oh you are on the 2:50 flight to Phoenix---much later. But...we can get you on this earlier flight if you want." The traveler, who must just be weary....yes, that's what it must be....says, "Well, I guess that's okay. Will I get to Phoenix later or earlier than my original flight?" What?? Priceless was the look on the gate agent's face as he said, with absolutely no sarcasm, "Good news, this one leaves almost two hours earlier so it gets in almost two hours earlier." "Oh great" says the confused traveler.
I love stuff like that, maybe because I do it myself. Perhaps we are simply too busy to think through the crazy thoughts in our head before they jump out of our mouths. When I tell folks these stories, they laugh, but then inevitably they tell me their own forehead slapping duh! story. So, I guess we're all imperfect. :)
I had the privilege of working with 100 Kinder kiddos on Friday, and I heard more than enough things to make me giggle for awhile. I was working with them getting on a brand new computer program, which excited most of them greatly. One student asked me, as I brought in seven Chromebooks, "Miss, did you make those?" Why yes I did, I wanted to say. Dave said, "That's not any crazier than asking if you were going to make dinner---about as likely." Ugh.
Another beautiful boy, in his excitement about the motivating media on the program, called out, "I'm winning!" Stifling a giggle, I put my fingers to my lips and mouthed, Quiet voices. Other children are at their desks, reading." He looked at me quizzically and said, "I'm not too loud. I have on these!" as he points animatedly at his headphones.
Just for today (oh why not every day?) I sincerely hope you are able to find the humor in all you do and the conversations you have (or overhear).
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