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It’s Hard Being a Fool When There’s So Much Competition (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 06 2015Views/Reads: 755/421Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Some people deny God until they need help. Then, they call out to God. The wise man does not deny God, but pulls Him into his daily living experience.
 



Ever since I was a young lad, I have had a competitive spirit. Quite
frankly, I like to win at everything I do. After all, who doesn't. 

Being married has accelerated that competitive spirit, sometimes to my
personal detriment. Overall, it has been a rather good run and the 
Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I just celebrated another 
wedding anniversary. I know who won in this competition, but don't let 
her know. I am a gracious winner. 

I certainly was not a fool to get married; it turned out to be a rather
major win for me. What was on the other side of the matrimonial aisle, 
I am not quite sure. I have a “don't ask and she won't tell” philosophy 
here. 

The fact that we have made it this long is a tribute to my wisdom in
selecting the proper wife. Do not let this get out, but I will take 
credit wherever I can find credit. Just look at my bank account and you 
will know I need some credit. It has been a marvelous journey to say 
the least, not, however, without its difficulties. 

Every time I get into some kind of “difficulty,” my wife will look at me
and say rather stiffly, “Are you acting like a fool?” 

After being married for so long, you would think she would get the idea
that I am not acting at all. I wish I could act like a fool, to be able 
to turn it on and off at will. I must say that being a fool comes 
rather naturally to me, no acting needed whatsoever. I wonder what it 
would be like to act like a fool and where would a person get the 
training for that kind of acting? Perhaps some political university. 

For years, I have met so many people who have a PhD in the thespian arts
of being a fool. I am not sure where they get their degree or how long 
it takes to get that kind of a degree. But let it be clear, I do not 
have any degree in the art of being a fool. 

Not being a “Professional Fool” I am not in competition with anybody
else. 

But that does not keep the good wife from saying to me on occasion,
“Would you quit fooling around?” 

I am not exactly sure what I am supposed to do at that point, I do not
want to ask her what she means because I know she would tell me. Do I 
really want to know? There is something to be said for being in the 
dark about some things. This is definitely one of them. 

Of course, if I knew what she meant by “fooling around,” I could make
some adjustments in my personal behavior. As it stands, I am only 
guessing. 

I get into trouble because many times when I am caught red-handed, as
they say, I justify what I am doing (big mistake) by telling her, “I 
was just fooling.” 

To which she usually responds, “I know that and I wish you would quit
fooling around.” 

Then she says something that is rather confusing to me. “You can't fool
me.” 

I have often wondered what she means by that. This is where the
competitive spirit kicks into high gear. I ponder very enthusiastically 
the thought, what would it take to fool her? If I can only figure that 
out, life would take on a brand-new exuberance. 

It is easy to fool other people, particularly those that do not know you
that well. I might as well say it is also easy to be fooled by other 
people. That does not matter to me one bit. But if I could pull off a 
major “fool you” on my wife it would make my day. 

I am not sure that it would take much. As I look around, I realize it is
hard being a fool was so much competition. 

If I could find the perfect fool, perhaps I could get some pointers on
how to be a better fool. Maybe I could learn some special techniques 


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