25 Sep God Knows ___________.
I have to tell you I really messed up. This was a major league mistake. After I explain you will understand what an idiot I have been. It all started about three years ago. My wife came home one afternoon from the beauty parlor with frosted hair. I really liked it and continued to tell her so. As the months passed by it, of course, grew out and after a few haircuts was gone. This year she asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I said, “Get your hair frosted again like you did a few years ago.” She did.
By now some of you have most likely guessed my sin. I didn’t notice. She came home. We spent the evening together. The next morning at the breakfast table I thought she looked great and told her so. But I didn’t know why. She gave up waiting for me to catch on and finally told me.
Now to make it even worse that morning we went to the college where we both teach and as she walked in the door a colleague immediately said, “Oh, you got your hair lightened.” I tried to defend myself by pointing out a few years ago I shaved off a mustache I had worn for years and it took her a week to notice it was gone, but that didn’t get me out of the doghouse.
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus tells us God knows how many hairs are on our heads. I can’t even tell what color they are! Do you think I can plead temporary insanity?
Written by Roger Bothwell on December 3, 2003.
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