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Itís All in the Script (standard:humor, 917 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 15 2022Views/Reads: 139/58Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
God has already written the script of my life and as I yield to him I begin to discover what that is. The greatest tragedy of human life is rebelling against Godís script for me.

Everybody is concerned about details in various aspects of life. I like
overseeing the details of my life to make sure I'm going in the right 
direction. I'm not always going in the right direction, as you can 

However, everybody's idea of detail management is not always the same. 

Like me, some people are interested in the overall details. Others, like
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, are concerned about all the 
details, and can't go deep enough to manipulate the details as best 
they can. 

If you walked into my wife's craft room, you would see how important
details are to her. If you would then walk into my office, you would 
see how flimsy I regard the depths of details. 

I don't have to have everything in proper order to be happy with what
I'm doing. My idea is, if I can't find what I need, I probably don't 
need it. And so, I go on with the project. 

My wife and I enjoy watching movies together. We prefer recording the
movie and watch it later, because we can skip through all those lousy 
commercials that are so annoying. 

I know commercials are important for the media industry. I know
television stations need commercials so they can provide the service 
that we enjoy. I understand all of that, yet I'm still not too fond of 

I may not like commercials, but my wife takes commercials with a
doomsday hatred. That's why I take great pleasure in recording a movie 
and watching it by skipping over the commercials. 

Whether it be a movie or a particular program we always like to record
it so that we can enjoy the actual story without distraction. 

When we're watching a program or a movie, The Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage is very caught up with the details of the story. I just like 
watching something for its entertainment value. 

But not so with my wife. Every aspect of that program is greatly
detailed by her. She knows every aspect of each character and knows who 
committed the crime from the very beginning, which baffles me. 

Every once in a while, a character will do something and my wife will
say, "Why in the world did they do that? Don't they know better?" 

Being the husband that I am, I cannot keep myself from responding to a
query. I usually say something like, "Well, my dear, it's in the 
script, and they read the script." 

She usually looks at me with one of "her looks," and I usually regret
saying what I just said. 

No matter what the program is, there will always be some point where she
will question the integrity of the character. "Why," she usually says, 
"did that person do that?" 

I had to chuckle because there are some things in life that I have no
control over. One thing I don't have control over is sarcastically 
responding to something my wife says. 

After all these years of marital bliss, I should have learned how to
keep my mouth shut at certain times. Yes, there are times to speak out, 
but more often than not, there are times to shut up. I'm still trying 
to learn the difference. 

While watching a program, I enjoy the overall story, whereas my wife is
more concerned about each detail of every character in that story. How 
she does it is beyond my guess machine. I like to follow the story 
stage by stage, whereas my wife asks a question at each stage of the 

I must confess that some of the programs are a little amateurish
regarding details. Some of the details aren't in real harmony with what 

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