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As The Cookie Crumbles, So Do My Excuses (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 12 2017Views/Reads: 419/209Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Several weeks ago, I was at home alone when the doorbell rang. I answered the door to find representatives from a local Girl Scout troop doing what they do so well; selling Girl Scout cookies.

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* I'm too old and cookies really are for the young. 

* I don't believe cookies really exist. 

* I don't eat cookies. I prefer donuts. 

* I'm afraid the roof will fall in if I eat cookies. 

* My wife and I cannot agree on which cookie we like. 

To put it mildly, I was impressed with the growing list of excuses my
wife was able to come up with in such a short period. It showed she had 
practiced this art form for many years. I never could have come up with 
such a list on my own. 

As I studied my new list, I was certain I could face any Girl Scout in
the future. My wife does not share my confidence and no longer permits 
me to answer the door when the Girl Scouts are on the prowl. She is 
worried any preconceived excuse would quickly dissolve at the first 
sight of those cookies. 

What is an excuse? An excuse is a lie at both ends, held together by the
glue of convenience. 

For some people, a bad excuse is better than no excuse at all. These
people spend their whole lives justifying everything they do or don't 

After this experience, I began to understand all the excuses people have
given me over the years for not attending church. Whenever I approached 
the subject, they seemed ready with some excuse and usually backed by 
plenty of others if needed. 

I now see they spent quality time devising these excuses that, to their
thinking, got them off the hook. 

All excuses seem quite ridiculous in light of what the Bible says. “Not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some 
is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day 
approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). 

Not all the excuses in the world will stand the test of eternity. That
is just the way the cookie crumbles.


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