"" Writer's Wanderings: Friday Funny -- Speechless

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday Funny -- Speechless

Speaking engagements always offer opportunities for fellowship and meeting new people and sometimes, well, often for me, some great humor. There was the time I didn't realize it was a very casual affair and I had purchased a bright pink suit because it was a spring banquet. It was okay though, no one missed who the speaker was. The funny part came later.

The speaking fee I had agreed to was a love offering. In the past, the groups I had been with usually collected the offering, counted it and wrote me a check. I assumed that's what would happen. To my surprise, the ladies in charge emptied the baskets and handed me quite a fistful of money--mostly fives and singles. I didn't quite know what to do with it so I just stuffed it all into my purse as best I could.

The place where I was speaking was not terribly far from home but I didn't want to drive back by myself that far at night so I had booked a room near the interstate. What I didn't know was that it was a hotel used by a lot of truckers. By the time I arrived at the hotel, it was getting a little late and I was quite thirsty. In my arms I juggled my notes and other things I had used in my talk. I managed to open my purse and pull out the dollar that the pop machine asked for to get a bottle of cold water. 

I took my bottle of water and got into the elevator to go up to my floor. A trucker followed me in. He looked at me and smiled. "Have a good evening?" he asked.

"I did," I said just about the time the elevator door opened to my floor. I got off and the doors closed behind me. 

Once in my room I suddenly realized that I was in the elevator, in a bright pink suit, probably looking quite spent since speaking always wore me out, and my purse was open with a bunch of currency almost falling out. 

I have no idea what he thought.

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