Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Like Waiting for the Cable Guy

Reading opinion polls can be quite entertaining...and a little bit scary! While nearly 95% of Americans believe that gas prices will go up this year, almost 1/4 believe the famous Jewish carpenter will make an appearance on earth sometime in 2007. Who knows? He might show up with Elvis!

(I'm going to be on pins and needles all year long.)

My greatest fear is that these folks are going to waste important weeks and months of their lives playing the waiting game -- sort of like waiting for the technician to come hook up the cable.

When my wife & I moved to Aberdeen, we wasted a whole day waiting for the Comcast people who never showed up. We were told to expect the technician sometime between noon - 5 p.m. on the specified day. Well, no one showed up at noon or 1 pm or 2 pm or 3 pm or 4 pm or even 5 pm. When we called the Comcast office around 5, we were told the office was closed.

We called early the next morning and no one could tell us why no one had come to the house. The receptionist apologized for the mix-up and told us we could be rescheduled for the next week.

What happens if Jesus doesn't show up on these people's schedule? Can they get a refund of their tithe for the year? Should they switch companies because the one they currently belong to doesn't meet their own deadlines?

All I'm saying is that they should receive something for their troubles. You know, a hand-painted picture of the Last Supper or maybe an autographed photo of John the Baptist.

1 comment:

  1. Of course they could just go to heaven and meet Jesus there if they're so desperate for him. Sheesh.


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