Slurpee… I think you’re one of the wonderful things this world has to offer. Especially since you can be purchased for a mere 99 cents at a local gas station [ahem, in the US, that is]. However, the other day I noticed that you have 89,224 Facebook fans! I’m just really concerned that all of this popularity and success has gone to your head. In the midst of the spotlight, please just remember where you came from (the gas station), and that you were created to be a treat for the every (poor) man.
Cool breezes… you are more than welcome to stick around…forever.
Christmas music… when my iPod is set on “shuffle”, and you come on, I have to admit that you bring a little smile to this face of mine. You bring back so many memories of Christmas’ past. The snow, the family gatherings, the tinsel (okay not really, my family never actually used tinsel), and other such festive memories. So I vow never to change the song when you come on, (even if we are nine months away from Christmas), just because you make me smile and I enjoy the memories.
Rain in March… where did you come from?!?! Missionary friends who have lived here for 12 years say that you are a first!
Pain au chocolat… you always sound so delicious and you always look so tasty from the outside, but as soon as we take the first bite we realize that you have but one tiny little strip of chocolate inside! Not nearly enough that you should even have the word “chocolat” in your name.
Sand… we know by now that you are everywhere and that you are pretty much inevitable. But can you try to stay out of our lettuce? It’s just not fun to eat a salad and have to hear an unexpected “crunch” with every other bite.
Plane taking us to Dakar on Friday… please don’t be something small like a five-seater.
Lady who kept asking us why there weren’t sewing machines sent over instead of the Christmas boxes for the kids… well, first of all, we aren’t the ones that buy and send the gifts. Second of all, this is for the kids, just be happy for them and stop crying because you didn’t get a gift. Thirdly, the sewing machines that are used here are very expensive and hard to come by in the West because they are often considered “antiques”. Again, please just be happy for your son who did receive a gift!
Giant fish… I’m so glad that Shawn found and purchased you at the beach yesterday. You, along with some rice, are going to feed our church group + some visitors tonight!
Kid wearing tanning goggles… I think you’re tan enough as it is! Thanks for providing us with a good laugh!