Monday, June 29, 2009

True Story Tuesday by Rachel

Hey y’all, ready for this week’s True Story Tuesday?

It’s a chance to give us the whole story of what exactly happened on that Not Me Monday. Or to share what seems too amazing/outrageous/miraculous to have happened in real life.

I know there’s a zillion great stories already written buried in your old posts… so it would be easy-peasy to just link up and share your stuff! So… please join along! Grab the button and share a link to your post about anything amazing, outrageous, hilarious, embarrassing, or miraculous, (and mostly-true) that has happened to you!


Mr. Daddy has suddenly developed a severe case of amnesia regarding his missed turn... remember he owed two in a row? So you guys are stuck with me this week.

(Maybe that's not such a great idea? Remember we got 2 new followers when the blog was frozen and I was unable to post? Then as soon as I wrote my first one back, we lost a follower... what's up with that? Talk about a writer's complex, LOL)



When I was a little tyke of about 7 (I did a LOT of True Story Tuesday stuff at that age, apparently), we attended a massive church.

In fact, it was called a cathedral (I’m not gonna tell you which one, for reasons that will become clear shortly).

This place was so huge… TBN broadcasted concerts and sermons from our pulpit. I’ll never forget watching Twila Paris sit down at a piano and fill the huge building with her voice.

My mom taught sign language classes, interpreted services, sang in the choir, and volunteered at their food bank.

Let’s just say that we were there… a lot.

On this particular day, the place was especially full – thousands and thousands of people there for a special speaker.

We were getting ready to head home after an earlier service and my mom got hung up talking with someone in the hall.

It had been a loooong day already and I was more than ready to go home.
Bored spitless, I leaned against the wall and tried to ignore my little sister poking me.

Then I had one of those curiosity-killed-the-cat moments.

No way it really worked.


It looked so innocuous – surely it wasn’t live?

My terrible curiosity finally got the best of me and I reached out my hand to feel the smooth plastic.

And to this day, I don’t actually remember moving… but somehow my hand did exactly what my brain was screaming for it not to do.

Yes folks, I pulled the fire alarm at a packed cathedral.

(See why I can’t divulge the crime scene location? I might as well mail myself the fire department bill, eh?)

Totally innocent. I would never be the type to be up to mischief, right?


Sooo… I know you can outdo this! Grab the button and share your outrageous/miraculous/amazing story!


Mr. Daddy said...

"O" dear, this does not help you at all with the (WHO ME look when you are totally caught red handed while up to some mischief...
you are so totally busted from now on!!!

Rachel said...

Oh come on... everyone gets ONE mulligan, right?

I actually was more than a little frightened at the instant earsplitting siren going off and the throngs of faithful worshippers pouring out the doors and into the parking lot.

Aren't y'all glad my mother believed in corporal punishment? ;)

Megan said...

Oh no! You didn't! Hahahahaha!! Wow, I bet that was fun for you to see everyone scrambling. heehee Tsk tsk! :0P

Mom Of Many said...

oh my golly!! That' awesome!! I have always wanted to do that too...but you win...

And as far as the followers what is up with that? I lose them everynow and then and I look at what I have posted just before they jumped ship and I think, "Really? You left after that?" Whatever!!

Keep posting and telling us your stories - you are a blessing!! Although I am thankful that Elijah doesn't read, cause I think he would totally get into following suit one day.....

Emily said...

Yikes! Yes, I can see why you want the location to remain anonymous! That is absolutely hilarious. I've wondered before what would happen if someone pulled a (false) fire alarm!

He & Me + 3 said...

No way! You just did what everyone longs to do atleast once in their lives. Why is that PULL button so attractive?
Did that place clear out quickly? I am sure your boredom ended too! LOL
Love that cute picture!

Anonymous said...


I don't know if I can top it, and I don't know how in the world stuff like this always happens to me....but it does....

Alicia W. said...

You are hilarious! I'm loving this.. Nope, can't top it!

Kameron said...

I did that during 8th grade graduation practice. I guess it's worse since I was 11 and truly knew better!! Ha!

McCrakensx4 said...

I can't even! I have had some close calls with my boys and even a few from past kinder classes, but no one pulling one as of yet...(knock on wood)!

Kimber said...

How stinking funny. I love these kinds of stories.

Foursons said...

Bahahahaha! You were a handful for your mom! Did you ever get caught? I would have loved to see the chaos ensue after the alarm sounded.

As far as 4 kids and fatigue. Yes, it is absolutely normal. Unfortunately, mine started after only 2 kids and without medication I'm unable to get out of bed. Literally. It's a really awful kind of fatigue too. explanation as such. said...

oh no you didn't!

Naughty mischief girl!!!

Did your mom dime you out? How long did you spend in juvenile hall?


Stacy said... were a brazen little squirt back then weren't you?? Yes, now you know where that whole phrase about "idle hands being the devil's work" came from LOL!!

Eve said...

That's hilarious. I bet it's more fun when you're the kid pulling the handle than when you're the mom of the kid pulling the handle. Haha...

We had a somewhat similar experience:

Lisa said...

Soooo funny. I can only imagine everyone pouring out of the church. lol. You know, it is actually your mom's fault, because she shouldn't have let you get so bored, right? LOL

I can't believe this spam blog deal. Why on earth didn't you pass the "test?" I mean, is there someone we can all email and tell you are "for real" LOL How rediculous. If for some stupid reason they delete you, you MUST make a new one. That will be a good TST, except losing all your other posts and stuff. Seriously, who do we need to contact?

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

That was too funny, and I LOVED that adorable photo of you.

Foursons said...

Just read Lisa's comment and she has a very good point. Have you saved all your posts? I would be so upset if I lost them because someone decided my blog was inappropriate. (Which it is clearly NOT-yours I mean. Well, mine too, but yours first.)

Pam said...

Leave it to you to cause a SCENE. I'm sure that that one little tug at the Fire Alarm totally got your Mother's attention. Was she furious, or what?! Boy, I would've loved to have seen the look on your face when that thing started wailing and people started running. Bet it was priceless.

So far, knock on wood, we have not had that happen. We've certainly come close, but no cigar. The girls are so afraid of setting the alarm off at our house that they steer clear of any and all alarms elsewhere. Thankfully!

Killlashandra said...

Someone in the family pulls the fire alarm eventually. At the tender age of 6 my brother pulled the fire alarm in the office building my Dad worked in and his business got fined 10,000 for the false alarm. My brother had to write a letter of apology. Funny now, not then I tell ya. ;)

brian said... did WHAT???!!!!

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