I guess I made the mistake this evening of going on an empty stomach myself. I should know by now that the checkout bill will always be a little more whenever I do this. And it was!
But I did splurge a little. I bought a few extras that we do not customarily get. (I rationalized this by convincing myself that any of my grandchildren might come by at any time and need a snack or two.)
Accordingly, when we passed down the snack aisle, I picked up a can of dry-roasted peanuts and put it in the buggy. As I did, however, I got tickled. For some reason, a classic old preacher story came to mind.
Given that everyone could use an occasional laugh or two, I thought I would share it with my readers today.
It seems that a preacher went by to visit an elderly woman from his congregation. As he was sitting there on her couch, he noticed a bowl of peanuts on the nearby table. Although it was not his custom to do such a thing, because he was hungry he asked, “Sister Sarah, do you mind if I have a few of these peanuts?”
“No not at all,” Sister Sarah replied, “help yourself!” They then chatted for about thirty minutes or so. Afterward, as the preacher stood up to leave, he realized to his chagrin that instead of eating just a few peanuts, he had emptied almost the entire bowl.
“Goodness! I’m very sorry for eating all your peanuts,” he said somewhat embarrassed, “I just meant to eat a few.”
“Oh, that’s all right, Preacher,” Sister Sarah said, “Ever since I lost my teeth, all I can do is suck the chocolate off of them anyway!”
Needless to say, I passed on all the cans of chocolate-covered peanuts for sale!
JOKE SOURCE: Available widely on the internet in various forms. See, for instance: https://www.jokes2u.com/bowl-full-of-peanuts/.