I caught up with my friend Jaime today and she posted about a certain funny story.
Read it here first, then come back and you'll see why it reminded me of this one.
(Seriously, go ahead... but don't forget to come back!)
This was a few years ago and I'd invited some deaf friends to church on a night that was the kickoff to our small groups program (The Purpose-Driven Life, I think).
All us deaf friends were sitting in the front row with my mother interpreting the pastor's message in front of us.
The pastor was known for picking up speed while he talked at times and my mother's hands were flying.
He spoke about the small groups and the study materials. Toward the end, he mentioned that we could pick up everything we needed at the back of the church.
Specifically, what Pastor Carpenter said was:
"You can pick up your DVD in the back after church".
My poor mother was trying to keep up, but unfortunately the fingerspelling got away from her. What she signed was:
"You can pick up your VD in the back after church".
Remember I said that deaf people like to laugh just as much as anyone? Well the whole front row busted up and just about fell out of our chairs. We startled several church members and the pastor looked at us questioningly as my mother turned varying shades of crimson. I am ashamed to admit that I actually snorted at church that evening.
Who says you can't have fun at church?
(sorry Mom, I just couldn't resist. I LOVE YOU!)