Merciful Monday: 8.9.10
Themes seem to be a big deal in Blogdom. There’s Friday Flip-offs, Fatherhood Fridays, TMI Thursdays, and Wordless Wednesdays, to name a few, so I figured I’d startup a theme as well. I don’t have any intentions at this point of making this into a blog hop but I will make an icon for it, you know, to make it quasi-official. I have no photoshop skills but I am adept at MS Paint. And voila! Pop’s Merciful Monday logo:For those who didn’t spend their formative years spending Friday nights watching TGIF, my hastily done logo is a reference to Full House and Uncle Jesse, who used to say, “Have mercy.”
So what’s the deal with Merciful Monday? While Flip-off Fridays is reserved for the dumb people and things that make me angry, Merciful Monday is reserved for the biggest dummy of all: me, because Lord knows I do some stupid things that require mercy and forgiveness. And being a Christian, repentance is an important thing in my life so I figure I’ll make it a regular part of my blog as well. Why Monday? I want to start my week of blogging off with a clean slate. So here goes!
Wife: We should go here because they have (blank) <- Again, I’m not a good listener because I don’t remember what they have.
Me: What? They have (blank)?!
Wife: Yes. Remember? I’ve been talking about this forever.
Me: Are you sure? (gentlemen, “Are you sure?” is never a good thing to ask a lady)
Wife: Yes, I’m sure. I guess you haven’t been listening.
Me: Are you sure? I think I would’ve remember if they had (blank). (Again, this doesn’t help you)
Wife: ……. (and all guys know, ……. means you’re dead)
Wife: [after returning from shopping] wanna see what I bought?
Wife: Isn’t this CUTE?!
Me: Uh huh…
Wife: And this one! This was the grand jewel! I can’t believe I got such a good deal on it! Isn’t it CUTE?!?!
Me: Uh huh…
Wife: Are you even looking?
Me: Sure I am.
Wife: What color was the shirt I just showed you?
Me: ……. (CRAP!)
To D1: Have Mercy! You were running and something in a store window caught your eye and you BAM ran into a wall. I tried really hard not to laugh, but I couldn’t help it.
To D2: Have Mercy! When you cry, you make the cutest sour face. So whenever you do, instead of consoling you, I reach for the camcorder.
To the people I’ve been meaning to call: Have Mercy! I promise calling you is on my To-Do list and that it is a priority – though I just keep modifying the date so that it looks like it’s not overdue. I’ll try my best to call you this week and if not, I’ll update the due date on my To-Do list accordingly.
To the Verizon FiOS Salesperson: Have Mercy! I know you want us to upgrade to FiOS but we’re perfectly happy with our DSL service and don’t want to pay extra money. When I said, “Sure, I’m interested. Could you leave the literature please?” I was lying.
To the Jehovah’s Witnesses: Have Mercy! When you rang the doorbell at 9am on a Saturday, I was actually home. And in fact, you probably knew I was as I was making something in the kitchen when you did. Actually, I take it back. Who comes to a home and rings the doorbell on a Saturday morning?! And stop leaving those magazines at our door – save me a step and throw it into the recycle bin as you exit my premises.
Ah, that feels better. Now to do other dumb things to plead mercy for next Monday live right!
What about you? What do you need forgiveness for?