That's what she said.
A friend today emailed me and at the end said, well I got to go. I have some "chopping" to do. I assume she meant "shopping" but the "chopping" thought reminded me of a funny little story.
I SWEAR it is true.
I couldn't make this up!
Basically it is how I knew I was in the wrong small group at church. My older sister and I were in there because she didn't want to go alone so I agreed to go with her. The timing of this group worked out for us. Unfortunately the other people in there were all couples and all my parents age. The woman in this story was actually the mom of a guy I graduated high school with.
The conversation went a little something like this.
Small Group Leader: Has anyone ever done something unexpected and nice for you?
Friend's Mom: Well when we were dating, Larry used to bring me wood.
(Startled gasp which I every so discreetly turned into a choking fit)
Friend's mom: It was such a nice surprise. He would just show up at my house and have wood.
(full body shaking by me, apparently it was contagious because my sister was catching it too. I didn't dare look at her)
Small Group Leader: Now that you are married he doesn't bring you wood anymore?
Friend's Mom: Nope, he hasn't just shown up with wood in years.
The burns from the lightening strike I suffered that night have nearly healed.