|It’s Hard Being a Fool When There’s So Much Competition (standard:humor, 913 words)|
|Author: Godspenman||Added: Sep 06 2015||Views/Reads: 813/459||Story 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 Click here to read the rest of this story (25 more lines)
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