A Haven for Vee

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Am I Making Myself Clear?

 

There is such a lot of unsettling news in the world these days and that's an understatement. I am believing God's Word where He says that He is with us always even to the end of the world. (Matthew 28: 20) We don't need to be anxious. (Yes, I sometimes am anxious, but I don't need to be.)




As I was thinking about a post I might write, I thought I'd share a couple of fun conversations I've had recently. A little chuckle can sometimes snap me out of the gloomies. I woke laughing in the night thinking about these moments. Hope you enjoy them. 


On Saturday evening, my daughter arrived for a visit. She was going to make a delicious salad for supper—a Big Mac salad...yummy! All I had to do was provide the ingredients. Good deal. 


As we were chatting, munching on our salads, I said that I had heard a fun joke that day. Let's go with dialogue instead of my describing it blow by blow. 


me: So there was a ten-year old boy who received a big box of manure for his birthday. (I know that my timing was not impeccable...eating supper...talking about manure...yikes!)


Laurel: Why?


me: Why what? 


Laurel: Why did he get a box of manure?


me: But that's not the point. I haven't told you the rest.


Laurel: muttering... What kind of parents give children a big box of manure? It doesn't make any sense.


me: Well it might if you let me finish the joke.


Laurel: Go ahead.


me: So the boy starts shoveling right away saying, "There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!" ใƒ„


Laurel: Still doesn't make any sense. 


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On Sunday, my grandson Jake and I had one of our Arby's dates. Dialogue ensues...


me: I have two orders here. One is a Roast beef classic double with curly fries and a medium Dr. Pepper. The second is a regular Roast beef classic, small diet soda, and no fries. 


Arby's person: So that's two doubles with two fries and two Dr. Peppers.


me: Nooo, let me try again, One is a Roast beef classic double with curly fries and a medium Dr. Pepper. The second is a regular Roast beef classic, small diet soda, and no fries. 


Arby's person: Okay, two doubles, one curly fry, one regular fry, and...


me: interrupting...Listen, pay attention, I said two orders. The first is...


Jake: Maybe he needs to know that it is #16. 


me: Two number 16s...one double with curly fries and a Dr. Pepper. The other a regular, no fries, and a small diet soda. 


Arby's person: Two number 16s and one double and one regular with curly fries...


me: ๐Ÿ˜ณStop! 


Jake: Nonni, are you still on your meds? 


me: Bwahahahahahahaha...


Yes, we did finally get our correct order. 


Do you have fun conversations with your family, too? I'd love to hear about one. 


Thank you for stopping by...










43 comments:

  1. How cute Vee....just a sweet and funny post..loved it!

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  2. Thank you so much for a chuckle this morning. I really needed it. Now off to teach my ladies. I just might use your stories to start my lesson.

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  3. LOL!!!! Some of the conversations with my husband over the years have been hilarious!

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  4. Those mums are gorgeous! I still don't have a big pot of them to enjoy. I hope they still have some when I finally go to Wally world. Fun conversations? We quote movie lines quite a bit. I've had headaches lately and my youngest son said, it's not a tumor...in an Arnie accent from Kindergarten Cop. Is that funny? It's all I got! hahahaha!

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  5. HA!!!! Thanks Vee...these conversations are common in the Conley household...often, I am lost with what the menfolk are saying. Have a great day friend. smiles.

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  6. Oh the joys of trying to order at at fast food restaurant! And your joke with Laurel! Ha! We once knew this couple where they wife did not get humor. Her husband had had a close call with a skunk, so we were teasing him about his new cologne, etc, everyone laughing when his wife speaks up and says, "Bob doesn't wear cologne." She missed the whole point! That made us laugh more, but she didn't understand why....

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    1. That is funny! So many of those humorless types these days. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. Hahaha.... I, too, have woken up in the night and giggled hilariously remembering some funny joke or incident. Helps lighten our days, that's for sure. Grateful for the ability to laugh.

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  8. Nothing comes to mind here but I enjoyed reading yours!

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  9. Reminds me that when I go to Freddy's and I say I want a single with mustard and pickle, they always type in single no onions. I've had to learn that they come with mustard, pickle, and onion if you don't say anything. I'm a slow learner. It's still a habit for me to insist on saying single with mustard and pickle.

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  10. Always good to laugh, especially now. The more I think of the manure joke the funnier it becomes and I can definitely relate to the fast food ordering experience. Jake's question is hilarious. There are always hilarious conversations with my 7 year old grandson. The innocence is still intact. Had he just been here I could fire off a conversation, but it's been awhile so the details are fuzzy. Now, I am curious about that Big Mac salad. What all goes into that? Beautiful photo of the mum.

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  11. Lord Vee, I needed a good chuckle today. Oh the stories I could tell on ordering fast food about my husband.......But I won't! LOL! But I do have a little funny from last night. Our family attended one of the granddaughter's volleyball games. It did not begin until 6:45 pm. Keep in mind we all had worked all day. Was tired, brain fried and well, my grands are not only involved in quite a few extra circular activities but I also have 3 more nights of obligations this week. But, my grandgirl playing ball little sister was pooped for the day. Bless her heart, she had been to a weekend travel ball with her sister out of town, long, long days on the field, late nights getting to bed and then up early Monday morning for school and was just pooped. In Volleyball, whoever gets to a score of 25 wins that game and if the team wins first two games you don't have to play a 3rd one. Needless to say they won first game and we are all secretly praying they would win the 2nd one so we could go home. The score is 24-24, our serve. The youngest grandaughter stands up in the gym and hollers as loud as she can, "Get the extra point team so we can all go home" we all tired!!!!!!! LOL!!!!! Everybody in the gym was laughing so hard as she just merely said out loud what everyone was really thinking! WE WON! And was home by 8 pm. Hugs and blessings to you dear Vee. Cindy

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  12. Those were good ones. I love the pony/manure one especially. I hope there really was a pony in there. No kid deserves just a box of manure! LOL. And the ordering thing...I love how grandkids are so matter of fact and have it down right and we try to do it the hard way...but that order person really needed either a hearing aid or just needed to learn how to listen. That was so typical. I hope you didn't give her money and expect her to give you correct change. Now that really gets funny sometimes, esp. if you round it up and give them the extra change so they only have to give you back bills. That'll get them every time. Good chuckles today. Thanks.

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  13. I think Laurel and I would get along - heard that joke and said almost the same things that she said!!
    The ordering at Arbys is so funny!!

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  14. Ha ha - some good chuckles! Most funnies that happen over here have to do with misunderstanding (or not the best hearing that we don't like to admit) Example - "bring me an ice water" and a fly swatter shows up - lol!
    Praying that your anxious moments are few. Take care dear Vee.

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  15. Bwuahahahahahahahaahaha.

    Oh my word.

    Hahahahaha. Just too much, Vee. Scary isn't it? LOL - thx for the eye rolling and chuckling I just did. Classic.

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  16. Oh my gosh, that order!!!! Goodness, gracious sakes alive. I hope you enjoyed it after all that frustration.
    I went out with my daughter last Saturday and we always laugh and have fun, but I can’t think of anything fun to tell you. Sorry!

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  17. I'm admiring your patience to continue with that order at Arby's. I would have given up, I'm afraid. How lovely to have a date with Jake. Keep laughing!

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  18. Your mums are beautiful and your Arby's story is hilarious. I'm afraid I would have given up and asked the person I was with to please take over. lol

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  19. These are funny and sometimes its the little things in a day that lift our spirits. And by the way, what is a Big Mac salad? Sounds like something I'd like!

    Jane

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  20. A merry heart does good like a medicine! I laughed at both conversations - and the pony joke. Tim and I like to joke about our imaginary dogs - they've provided us with all sorts of laughter.
    Beautiful mums.

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  21. Oh, if we couldn't laugh, what would life be?! (I'm glad you could laugh at the poor Arby's employee!)

    Just today my parents told me this story about something that happened many years ago. Mom's uncle had just had surgery for hemorrhoids and was convalescing at home. For whatever reason, Mom and Daddy went to visit them. As they drove up to their house, Daddy went through a deep rut in the driveway which apparently was fresh on his mind because he entered the house and said, "Charles, you've got a bad hole don't you?" ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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  22. Indeed, I do have those kind of conversations, but usually it is the other person telling the joke, I never get them right. Yours lifted my spirits, I'd like to say that was one optimistic lad! Jake was playing my role, you were playing Mr P.'s he has his own way of giving his meal order, and doesn't understand why they didn't get it.
    Thanks for the uplift, and thanks for visiting,and your sweet comment, I look eastward everyday, I ask, Him the same question each day. Will today be the Day?
    Love to you,
    Sue

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  23. Thanks for the laughs today, Vee. The one about the Arby's order was the funniest and I wondered if you had to order through your face mask and perhaps the order ewas confused that way. I don't have any funnies to share now, but when and if I do will let you know. My funnies are usually the photo ones I post because there are SO many fun things out there if we look around.

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    1. No face mask when driving in my car or when using a drive through. It can't have been that. ☺️

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  24. Well, I think you're making yourself perfectly clear, as always. But some people are on a different wave length, as we all know ..... Hugs! (socially-distanced hugs, of course!!)

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  25. Two good laughs. I felt your frustration, too.

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  26. The Big Mac salad sounds delicious... maybe you could share the recipe? And I laughed at your joke dialogues... things that are perfectly clear to us sometimes are like mud to others. Glad you have someone to laugh with... laughter really is the best medicine for life's tricky situations. :)

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  27. Oh boy...yes I just had a conversation like this with my better half and we finally got things settled after a few moans. I do like that idea of a Big Mac salad. I love waking up laughing. It's so good to have the younger set around us to help us clarify things and especially to help us with smart phones and computers!!

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  28. We all need a good laugh these days! Glad you had Jake there to help out with the Arby's ordering fiasco. Do you know that I have only been to an Arby's once in my life? I think a Big Mac salad sounds more to my liking. I was going to wish you a 'happy Thanksgiving weekend' but that would be more for the Canadian side of your family. Enjoy the weekend!

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  29. I think at drive-thru's we should just say, "Surprise me!'

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  30. Hi Vee~

    My husband really dislikes drive-thru's...they ALWAYS get his order wrong! I love a good joke, but I mess it up every time! A Big Mac salad sounds delicious!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  31. LOL. We were watching a tennis match on a channel without commercials. My nephew asked me: if there are no commercials, how will we know when to go to the bathroom?
    Amalia
    xo

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  32. Just realized I never got around to commenting on this one. I can share a fun conversation between my daughter and her 5-year-old. For context, remember that their family lives next door to our little camp. The kids have a path through the woods, and the older ones often ride their bikes over on the dirt road. So the evening we were going to host our hot dog roast at the camp, this conversation ensued.

    Arielle: I wish that I could ride MY bike over to the camp. (She has a mini two-wheeler; no training wheels)

    Mom: Maybe you can if Daddy or I walk along behind you.

    Arielle (rushing for her helmet): I've DREAMED of doing this!!!

    Maybe you can tell she is quite dramatic. So sweet to think of a five-year-old thrilled about such a small thing.

    And the Big Mac salad sounds so delicious! Could you share the recipe?

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  33. Hahahaha! Those were good ones!

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  34. Oh my, those did give me a chuckle! My husband and I stopped at a McDonalds for iced coffees on our way home from a trip. He ordered a regular iced coffee no sugar. I ordered a decaf iced coffee and the cashier rang them up. After we paid she said, "we don't have iced decaf". I said, well you have a fresh pot of decaf right behind you, pour some over ice. (duh). She checks with her coworker, who turns to me and says, "we don't offer iced decaf". We reiterate that we can see decaf coffee and we know they have ice. We go back and forth like this for about 5 minutes, they finally fill the order, (and by then we are steamed!) and as we walk out I turn to my husband and say, they put sugar in your coffee didn't they? Yup. But I'm not going back in. Lol

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    1. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍♀️ All that and they put sugar in it!

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  35. Oh my goodness, I'm laughing so hard my husband is wondering what is going on :)

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