Friday, November 13, 2009


It does do good, like a medicine. Even if it just a little ha ha, chuckle or something. Even to be able to smile... does wonders. We are still facing a terrible thing, no doubt about it, but as much as part of me would like to cry, be numb, go into a fetal position and hid from the world. Life is still going on...

SOOO for today I'm thankful I can still find some humor,a chuckle, laughter, and the good kind of crying over the kindness people have shown. I'm thankful also for the power of prayer... BEHOLD... the power of prayer. Some day I'm going to be able to say that and have a testimony of what my family and I have been through and that God, faith and prayer have gotten us out.

I found this rather funny so I thought other might, if you read it before, OH WELL... if not enjoy... besides being funny it gives a person ideas of what to do if you get bored in a store. :)

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target.

Dear Mrs. Samuel,

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Samuel, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras..

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called.

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'
And last, but not least:

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.' One of the clerks passed out.


  1. Yes, laughter and giggles and smiles and hugs. What could be better in life, especially when you need them the most☺ Liked your joke, too☺☺☺ Each one is a blessing to the soul.

  2. Okay - I think I could be caught doing some of those pranks myself some days or times.
    On the serious stuff, don't let go of God. With every thought that would beat you, hand it to Him. Raise them to Him. He's the One who will get you through. It's tough to practice but the results are amazing. I can't say I've been through what you're going through but I know God is faithful with what I have been through...and will go through. I have grabbed Psalm 46 and hung on with it. The hard part of that Psalm is vs. 10.
    Take care. Believe God.