Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Taking it all in

A little context to this story is in order.
We have an vintage book about a bear named Boris and a moose named Morris.

Boris amongst other things is trying to teach Morris what a riddle is.
One of the riddles he tries is, "What has four legs, a tail and flies?".
Morris guesses a moose in an airplane and is told he is incorrect; it is a horse in an airplane.
This leads Morris to making his own similar joke so that the answer can be a moose.
Boris gets frustrated because that's not how the joke is supposed to go.
Actually Boris gets very frustrated, but that's another story.
Onward to our short story.
Shane and Seth have traded their own versions of "What has...?" jokes back and forth for over a year, each time getting sillier and sillier.
Two weeks ago while we were in PA hanging out with my parents, Shane asked Seth yet another version of the riddle with something like this:  "What has four heads, five arms and ...(other stuff I can't remember)?"
Seth without missing a beat, replies in all seriousness, "One of Jesus' elders?".
We laughed and laughed because we knew exactly what he meant and it seemed to be the only natural response since our pastor has been doing a series on Revelation for a very long time.  :)

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