............and the ever popular prayer: "..........and forgive us our falling shorts." I could help but picture the brother with his boxers around his ankles.
Tomfoolery! (Fluffy Stuff, Fluffer Nutters)
I must have been about eight or so, and I started to do something of immediate consequence (can't remember what anymore) that my Dad didn't like. He hollered, "Nooooo-n't!" I couldn't stop laughing.
Haha, that is funny. He made a new word. I love it.
When I was about 10 or so, I did something that pissed off my mom. She was in the habit of beating me and my brother with one of those 1950s-60s plastic hairbrushes, and this time she took a good whack at my ass. The brush broke. We both started laughing and couldn't stop. That was the last time she took a whack at me.
My dad broke the wooden spoon on big sis's bottom and so the rest of us lucky kids got hand spankings after that. Hah, poor sis!
I'm sure you've all been at a typical boring meeting and started laughing uncontrollably. Well, this topic made me thing of a time we were studying the Greatest Man book. The reader was supposed to read "a manger-fed bull" but instead he said "a manager-fed bull". My husband (Little Drummer Boy) started innocently chuckling (he was picturing a young McDonald's manager being fed right into a bull's mouth)then his laugh became contagious. Within a minute, several people were desperately trying to stifle their laughter. LDB couldn't control it, and had to leave the hall. He got to the back of the hall and let out a high pitched yelp with his hand over his mouth, instantly stirring up the laughter. The book study conductor had to stop in the middle of the study to ask what was so funny. It was one of the few times we actually had fun at a meeting.
I have always laughed unctrollably at meetings. I've snorted so many times as a result of trying to stifle a laugh it's not even funny. My family was always at fault partially though because they knew it was easy to make me laugh and would purposely make faces and/or gestures that made me lose it. My mom even did it. But then she'd get embarrassed when I sat there crying cuz I was laughing so hard my whole body was shaking and I couldn't hold it in any longer. Haha. Thanks for that memory. I love it. The best part about the meetings was finding normally unfunny things funny just because you weren't supposed to be laughing.
YIKES. Haha, Juni, in retrospect you have to admit it's funny. Even if it is so embarrassing when it happened. Mabe funny in an ironic way, rather than a hilarious way.
There were sooo many bizarre and funny things that happened in f. service and on b. studies.
One of THE MOST EMBARASSING MOMENTS for me was when I was pioneering. We were working the rural areas. The rest of the group were done so I left in my car to make some return visits to finish out my time. I stopped on this one man who took the mags. It was winter w/ a lot of snow. When I pulled up in front of his house I pulled over too far and the car got stuck.
So I called on him and he took the mags. and I asked if I could use his phone to call someone to get me out of the ditch. That was fine w/him. Then I went back to the car. Waiting and waiting and waiting. Then I had to pee REALLY bad. There was no place around for a bathroom except - yep....I went back and asked the guy if I could use his bathroom. He said of course.
When I came out and was thanking him who walks in from work? His wife. God I was soooo embarassed. She had such a mean look and told me never to come back again.
I was with a friend at the KH. We would all congregate at the front of the hall by the stage. Well, it was just me and one guy left. We were both about 12 or 13. Well, I mentioned a fish stick and then jokingly called it a fish dick. Well he laughed and yelled "A fish dick!!!" and then acted like it stabbed him in the uh rod and tackle and he moans out really loud. OMG I lost it. Well, I saw his dad (a MS) notice this going on and he rushes up to the front like Superman heading for a phone booth. He grabs his son away and asks him what did he just do and that was all I caught as he rushed him away from the bad association (me) Well, I didn't want to hear any crap so I made up excuses and didn't go to meetings for a month afterwards. Never did hear anything about it.
Haha, seawolf, that is funny, I know what kid you were. You were the kid of studying parents and so all the other parents viewed you as somebody to be really suspicious of... within good reason I can see here! Haha.
I can't believe you got away with missing meetings for a whole month!! LUCKY. I used to make up excuses when I was 13-14 as to why I couldn't go (school work, sick, etc). But it just wasn't worth all the fighting/arguing and resulting silent treatments/punishment/"discipline" so eventually I just gave up and didn't complain anymore.
Here are some of mine
Brother closing prayer and says "and lord from the heart of our bottoms" instead of...... yip you got it
Me and my pal out chapping the doors up a dimly lit entry and I look at him as he is about the chap the door and he has this big black mark on his face, he says what you laughing at I tell him and he says you have one too. Well we were pissin ourselves laughing when the door opens and we had to say sorry to the person and walk away. Turns out the newspaper we had been reading earlier had smudged onto our hands then onto our faces, oh the laughs
A brother reading on platform comes to the word amphibian but reads it out as amfibam, you had to be there ok
Good thread though
Dad: "THIS IS BECAUSE OF ALL THE STEN AND RIMPY TRASH YOU ARE WATCHING ON TV ALL THE TIME!!!!!"
Ren & flippin' Stimpy. You know, I liked to watch that show when it was on Nickelodeon--but I had to do it on the sly. My mom thought they were gay. I didn't know how she got that conclusion, all I knew was that if I was watching it on a Saturday afternoon, I had to turn it as soon as I heard footsteps coming down the stairs. To this day, I have a sixth sense for when people are coming down the stairs or up to my room, no matter what I'm doing. It's from years of quickly switching away from Ren & Stimpy.
Are you kidding? Of course Ren and Stimpy was not an OK cartoon to watch; it was so gross and duh a cat and dog living together are most definitely gay (WTF). Ok so whatever, my parents didn't let us watch Ren and Stimpy or The Simpsons for that matter. My bro just had cahonas (or else he was just stupid) and did whatever he wanted. He got
punisheddisciplined A LOT.
During one round of making motions to send the Society some money, this same brother said, "I second that emotion."
I say that all the time. But on purpose. Haha.
One time the dude on the stage (previously acknowledged by me as the elder or ms, but whateva) took a vote and then said, "I can see the vote is anonymous."
Haha. Everyone laughed at him. Poor guy.
We had a very handsome, very witty elder who was conducting the Watch Tower lesson one Sunday. He asked for comments on a photo in the article. It was a pic of some Peruvian Indian standing in front of a big pile of corn. The first brother to comment said, "Well, there's this Indian guy standin' in front of a whole bunch of bananas..." The next brother had to be a smartass-know-it-all and correct the first brother, "That is an Indian, but he's standin' in front of a pile of CORN, NOT bananas...."
The elder, using his quick wit to save the first brother and the rest of us some embarrassment commented, "Say, isn't that the corn-banana? Many of our brothers have been fooled by the corn-banana."
Of course we all nearly died laughing. That was one of the most enjoyable brothers I knew while in the org.
Thanks, FlyingHighNow. You reminded me that there were truly gems of people in the WTS that I am glad to have known. We had a CO who was the funniest most charismatic guy I have ever known anywhere. I miss that guy. He was so great. He would call out hypocritical elders from the platform, and then after the meetings hang out with all the young people cracking jokes and making us roll on the floor laughing. He was the only CO who ever knew my name. It was great. :-D
My very southern ex husband used to blame all of our kid problems on "that MTV." "It's that MTV causin' all the problims in this house."
"If you hadn't a been lettin' them kids watch that MTV, Heather...." The kids would do impressions of him behind his back and I couldn't help but laugh.
Haha, I could totally picture this. It really made me laugh. It's like Adam Sandler's character's mom in Water Boy: "Girls are the devil, Bobby Bouche!" "Foosball is the devil, Bobby Bouche!" Haha.