Guests

3 Mar

I thought Toby was scratching at my door at his usual five a.m. the other night. He never wants to go out; he wants to remind me that his breakfast is due in two hours and forty-five minutes.  I am never allowed to forget it: he will growl at me several or fourteen times between then and quarter-to-eight.

It wasn’t Toby; it was Spud, trying to slip a note under my door; and it wasn’t five; it was sometime after one.  He came in, as I was now awake, for spare bedding.  He said ‘Excuse me’ but I was half asleep and didn’t register until he knocked me over, having expected me to move.

The note was to explain, in case I woke up in the night and wandered around in confusion, that two of his friends had phoned at one a.m. to beg a bed.  They had been to a party which Spud had decided not to attend because of travel difficulties (three buses there; three buses back) and, because they live several towns over, had nowhere to sleep once they were kicked out.

We are not the sort of people to see teenagers on the streets, so of course the Hub had said ‘yes’.  Besides, they are both in Godspell, with Sam playing Jesus.   We want it to be a success and a destitute lead is not in the remit.

Spud was given his instructions by the Hub and, when the boys arrived some time after two, Spud opened the door and declared: ‘Sorry.  There’s no room at the inn.’

We might be kind but we will have fun at your expense.

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17 Responses to “Guests”

  1. laurieanichols March 3, 2014 at 10:51 #

    It is so good to see that your sense of humor is shared by all members of your family. lol

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  2. Ron. March 3, 2014 at 11:56 #

    It would have been funny if “Jesus” were prepared (and/or quick-witted enough) to respond: “What, again!? That’s the story of my life!”

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    • The Laughing Housewife March 3, 2014 at 12:50 #

      Yes; it would. Or if I’d been smart enough to make it up for my post 🙂 You are a funny man.

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  3. sharechair March 3, 2014 at 12:40 #

    Humor runs strong in your DNA!!

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  4. jmgoyder March 3, 2014 at 15:17 #

    I was just about to go to bed, all sleepy and how you have woken me up with laughing – stop it!

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  5. Grannymar March 3, 2014 at 17:45 #

    I like Spud’s style!

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  6. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com March 3, 2014 at 17:55 #

    Were you expected to accommodate shepherds and camels and kings as well? I’m surprised you’re not really grumpy today after your broken night.

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  7. Elaine - I used to be indecisive March 3, 2014 at 18:01 #

    I’m impressed that the family can have a sense of humour at that hour in the morning! 🙂

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  8. slpmartin March 3, 2014 at 18:22 #

    I see Spud has inherited your sense of humor. 🙂

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  9. viveka March 3, 2014 at 22:46 #

    You and your hub, doesn’t only have warm hearts and souls, you have a warm home too. I think Spud, knows his parents very well … and I think it’s wonderful what you did. No kids should be on the streets during nights.

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  10. SchmidleysScribbling March 3, 2014 at 23:39 #

    So you freaked Jesus?

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  11. Musings March 4, 2014 at 07:43 #

    You are very kind and understanding parents…. with a load of sense of humor.

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  12. Rorybore March 5, 2014 at 04:11 #

    LOL. The best. love your family’s sense of humour.

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