Friday, October 9, 2009

Thankful Comma For Little Boys

December 2008: Sunday dinner ~ Our guest, John, was seated and it was time to bless the food. My dad asked Little Boy Blue to offer the prayer. Although he meant to indicate two separate phrases, he didn't pause between the words 'came' and 'for' so his prayer sounded like this:

We are thankful that John came for the food.

We each chuckled. Even Little Boy Blue appreciated the mistake.

September 2009: Sunday dinner ~ Our guest, John, is again seated and it's time to bless the food. Little Boy, an emerging prankster like the rest of us, offered to say grace.

We are thankful that John came comma for the food.

My chuckle - during the prayer - was quite audible and soon joined by others.

I sure hope God has a sense of humor.

Otherwise comma I'm in big trouble.


Beth said...

Ah, the power of commas, semi-colons, colons...and the delightful words that come from the mouths of young boys...
And if God doesn’t possess a sense of humour, you’re not the only one in trouble!

Shankar said...

I-apostrophe-ll say you are.

Melissa said...

You'll probably burn for laughing during a prayer.

Jared and Katy said...

HAHA love it...I can only imagine the good laughs that came from that!

Bone said...

I think commas should always be pronounced. People do it with quotes a lot comma so why not commas?

Maddog Salamander said...

As proof that God has a sense of humor I offer the following:

1. Platypi
2. Emus (just the word brings a smile to my face.)
3. Cats (they are just too funny.)