I took the kids early to Vacation Bible School because I didn’t want to battle the long lines with all the kids. I got the oldest two settled just fine, but when I went to Grace’s section I had a problem. Her paper said that she was on team “F.” There were leaders holding up different letters, but there was no “F.”
I stood around for a little while. Finally, I asked some of the other leaders. One of them told me that maybe the team leader hadn’t shown up, and that I should go inquire with the coordinator. I took the youngest three all the way back to the front of the church and saw that by now the lines were extremely long. I was not about to get behind every one. I went back up to the same lady that had checked us in and said, “Excuse me but I am told there is no team “F,” I was going to say more but noticing the look on her face I just waited.
“It’s my fault,” she said, “I’m a dork. When I wrote the teams down I thought it was this column right here containing the letters “F” and “M.” She swallowed, “That was the column for male and female.”
Oh I loved it! That was my laugh for the day. That is something that would happen to me. I also loved that she told me what happened. She could have just switched the letter and I would never had known.
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