Saturday, April 17, 2010

The lighter side of life

This "lighter side" humor came with the subject line of: YOU'VE GOTTA LOVE DRUNK PEOPLE. If your life has ever been touched by alcoholism you've discovered that it really isn't a laughing matter. Over the years throughout my ministry I have seen lives, families and jobs destroyed by this horrible disease. So I offer this story as a "lighter side of life" painfully aware of the destructive nature that alcoholism can bring into a persons life.

A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.

'Not a chance,' says the husband, 'it is 3:00 in the morning!' He slams the door and returns to bed.

'Who was that?' asked his wife.

'Just some drunk guy asking for a push,' he answers.

'Did you help him?' she asks.

'No, I did not, it is 3:00 in the morning and it is pouring rain out there!'

'Well, you have a short memory,' says his wife. 'Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!'

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, And goes out into the pounding

He calls out into the dark, 'Hello, are you still there?' 'Yes,' comes back the answer.

'Do you still need a push?' calls out the husband. 'Yes, please!' comes the reply from the dark.

Where are you?' asks the husband.

'Over here on the swing,' replied the drunk.

Quote for today: "Even when people just think they are consuming alcohol, their behavior changes." G. Collins

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