After buying her kids a pet hamster, after they PROMISED they would take care of it, Mom, as usual, ended up with the responsibility.One evening, exasperated, she asked them, “How many times do you think that hamster would have died if I hadn’t looked after it?”
After a moment, her youngest son replied quizzically, “Once?” 😀
The 104 year old building that had served as the priory and primary student residence of the small Catholic university where I work was about to be demolished. As the wrecker’s ball began to strike, I sensed the anxiety and sadness experienced by one of the older monks whose order had founded the college.
“This must be difficult to watch, Father,” I said. “The tradition associated with that building, the memories of all the students and monks who lived and worked there. I can’t imagine how hard this must be for you.”
“It’s worse than that,” the monk replied. “I think I left my iPhone in there.” 😛