Why I shouldn’t be allowed to hold a microphone. May 2, 2011
I do the announcements in church every Sunday. Yesterday morning I was talking about a father-son campout that’s coming up. I gave all the relevant details and was saying something like “so bring your tents, sleeping bags, flashlights…” The plan was to make a joke about how I don’t know anything about camping or what the supplies are.
I was thinking about those hard hats with the lights on them, like miners wear, and I started to say the word ‘helmet’. (I realize at this point that you don’t need a miner’s hat OR a helmet to camp, but I wasn’t thinking clearly. As you will see.) But then my brain told me to stop saying that because it didn’t make sense, and then I just said “I don’t know”.
And that’s the story of how, in front of 500 people, the youth pastor of GracePointe Church said “so bring your tents, sleeping bags, flashlights… hell, I don’t know.”