Today before service pastor reminded everybody that the impromptu Summer Choir meets at 9:00 a.m. next Sunday for a quick rehearsal before service. He said anybody was welcome who wanted to come, and then he added, “Whether you can carry a tune or not, just show on up next Sunday morning and P., our choir director, will teach you how in just one hour.” Of course the entire congregation laughed and P., our choir director, thanked pastor somewhat dryly for his confidence and praise.
After church was over I made a beeline for P. I stopped her and said, “I am so glad to hear that anyone is welcome in choir. I have never been able to carry a tune. Even if you put the tune in the strongest bucket ever made and hermetically sealed the lid, I could mess it up.” P.’s eyes grew quite wide. She tried to interrupt but I plowed on. ” I love to sing though and pastor said you could teach me how in just under an hour, so I know you will be delighted to hear that next Sunday at 9:00 a.m. I …” By now P. looked exceedingly distressed but I continued. ” … will be in Hawaii.”
And P. said, “Oh, thank God!”