At the end of their first date, a young fellow takes the girl back to her home. On the front porch, leaning against the wall with a bit of swagger, he decides to try for that important first kiss.
He: “Sweet thing, how ’bout a good night kiss?”
She: “Oh, I couldn’t do that. My parents will see us!”
He: “Oh come on! Who’s gonna see us at this hour?”
She: “No, please. I would just die of embarrassment if someone saw us.”
He: “Baby, there’s nobody around, they’re all sleeping!”
She: “No way. It’s just too risky!”
He: “Oh please, please, I like you so much!!”
She: “No. I like you too, but I just can’t!”
He: “Oh yes you can. Please, Sugar? Please?”
She: “No, no. I just can’t.”
Then the porch light goes on and the girl’s sister shows up in her pajamas, sleepy, hair disheveled. “Dad says go ahead and give him a kiss. Or I can do it. Or if need be, he’ll come down himself and do it. But for crying out loud tell him to take his hand off the intercom button!”
On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
Thought for the day
“Do to others as you would have them do to you” Luke 6:31
The simplest yet most important character test in the Bible. The social psychologist Eric Hoffer once said, “Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.” It takes no intelligence at all to be rude. The best place to practice this important character trait of respect is at home.