Saturday, May 23, 2009

How to negotiate with God

inch by inch by inch

and then God said...
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A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer. All of a sudden he said aloud, "Lord grant me one wish". The sky clouded and a booming voice said, "Because you have tried to be faithful I will grant you one wish." The man said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I want to." The Lord answered, "Your request is very materialistic. Think of the logistics of that kind of undertaking: the supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific; the concrete and steel it would take. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time to think of another wish. Think of a wish that would honor and glorify me".

The man thought for a long time. Finally he said, "Lord, I wish that I could understand women. I want to know what they feel inside. I want to know what they are thinking when they give me the silent treatment. I want to know why they cry. I want to know what they mean when they say 'nothing'. I want to know how I can make a woman truly happy?"

After a few minutes God said, "How many lanes do you want on that bridge?"
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2 comments:

Miss Emily said...

Ha. Believe you me, I know! Nothing always means something. I'll skip the storytelling. Just wanted you to know I found this quite amusing.

uncle jim said...

so did I...
I selected the 'runs with wolves' image for woman - just for this story, of course.