Thursday, June 11, 2009

You're Not Alone

Have you ever gone to someone’s house and they have a sign at the door that says “Take off your shoes”, but you thought it said “dust off your shoes”? So then you obliged them and inadvertently did so as a testimony against them?

And then when you realized your mistake, did you bring them a plate of cookies the next day – even though you know that’s not going to mean much when the judgement is upon them?

If so, you’re not alone.

(even though right now you’re on your own)

16 comments:

madhousewife said...

That's why when people come to my house and ask if they should take off their shoes, I always say no. It avoids a lot of awkwardness later.

Matsby said...

Good point, sister. The bill for having your carpet cleaned is better than the price of having a testimony against you.

Lori Ann said...

Oh I can't how many times I have done that. Judgement day is going to be especially harsh for those with white carpets..

Matsby said...

Though their carpets are white as snow, their souls are stained blood-red by the testimonies of their confused visitors.

Anonymous said...

This is why savvy sinners live in swamps. Either that, or pretend to sneeze when you answer the door.

-Adam Greenwood

mindij said...

I have done that soo many times! I really feel bad for all those people and their hellfire and damnation!

Anonymous said...

[Politely removes shoes before entering the comments]

Haha, is very funny.

-Yuri Gagarin.

Kerri said...

I only make my husband take off his shoes when he comes into the house. But that's a whole other story....

Anna said...

I have white carpets. I guess I can look forward to brimstone and teeth gnashing.

rameumptom said...

I accidentally dusted my shoes off the other day at a friend's house.

Before I could return the next day with cookies, an asteroid hit their home and left a crater hole.

I wonder if they can get the dirt and burn stains out of their carpet?

Anonymous said...

Matsby, my wife and I purchased a home with such a sign on the front door. Even though are there has been no recent dusting of feet are we still in danger of hell, fire, and or damnation given the probable number of people that have dusted their feet at that doorstep? I guess what I am asking is if a proper foot-dust-curse on a doorstep damns only the current residents or all residents from that point on? Either way that sign is coming down tonight.

annegb said...

This reminds me of Jack Handey's Deep Thoughts.

Michelle 2021 said...

You had your chance and know it's time to leave
Hearts on our sleeve
Now you'll believe.

Matsby said...

Awesome!

Whenever I do a "You're Not Alone", I always hope Sister Michelle will come along and sing something.

Thanks.

Michelle 2021 said...

La la la. That's my one job. You're the man, Gats!

paulw said...

When people visit Heaven, do they have to take off their shoes? No. We already know that; it's doctrine (I noticed it just this morning). So where do these people come off, acting like their house is higher than heaven? Maybe they are high.