Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another Jack Reacher Moment...

So I was sitting in church on Sunday (ya, I know-the fact that I'm starting a sentence on my post like this is bugging me, too) when my good friend and neighbor stood up to address the congregation. He's a tall man with dark hair and brown eyes. He's almost as tall as Reacher. That information isn't necessary-but what the hell; it might just help you imagine the scene a little better. He stands up and walks to the podium and informs us that today he is going to be teaching us a gospel principle using watermelons as an analogy. I've attended a ton of meetings in my time and I have to say, that for me, this was a first. I was interested. Not too surprised- my neighbor loves watermelons. It really shouldn't have been a stretch to think he would find a way to use them in a teaching lesson. He started with the usual stuff. "It all starts with this one little seed and some soil that..." Let's skip ahead. "...the largest known watermelon on record weighs 262 pounds." And that's when I became interested. 262 pounds! I don't know if little bells are going off around me when I'm having a Reacher moment, but I was having a Reacher moment and my husband was totally aware of it. I actually sat up a little taller and when I looked at Richard, I knew he knew what was on my mind. I just smiled and said, "that watermelon weighs more than Jack Reacher does!" We laughed the rest of the meeting. I'm still unsure what gospel principle my neighbor was trying to teach- I just find it comical that no matter where I go, Jack Reacher manages to find his way into my thoughts! And the fact that I actually sat there and visualized Jack Reacher and a watermelon next to each other in my head is absolutely crazy! Who does that? Man-I love you, Jack!

3 comments:

Leah said...

Only you...

Sara said...

HA!! Love it!

jchrz said...

I wish I would have been there just to see the look your face while you were having your moment.