Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Johnny's Lingo

Whenever I attend church services in Hawaii and get up to bare my testimony, I always say hello in English and then insist that the congregation keeps quiet and doesn't respond before I continue.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Briliant!

Papa D said...

Absolutely awesome! You've come up with some amazing things, but this one . . .

Kelly said...

And do you make them yell "Helloooo" back to you?

Matsby said...

No. In fact, if they say "Helloooo" back, then I say:

"I said HELLO!"

And then put my finger up to my mouth and let them know they are supposed to remain silent.

CStanford said...

Dang it! This blog is freakin' awesome!

Anonymous said...

I guess if they don't respond you can just stand there silently until the Bishop gives you a signal that it's time to close the meeting. Their pride will surely be their downfall.

Colby said...

This blog is a delight!

Sherm said...

I once spoke in a mainland ward with many Samoans, Hawaiians, US Marines, Utah expatriates, Californians, and a smattering of others such as Maori, Tongan, and Mexican. I professed difficulty in knowing quite how to start, Talofa, Aloha, Urah, or what. I finally just went with howdy.

Holdinator said...

That's awesome Brother Matsby.

GreenJello said...

I can't believe you'd let your testimony get naked in front of a congregation. Shocking!

*MARY* said...

I tried the same thing in the Chinese ward, but it didn't work. They return your greeting no matter what language you're speaking!!!

What's up with that!?!?

Salt H2O said...

This is my favorite yet.

Matsby said...

Mahalo!

Anonymous said...

Even in the lax Islands, you probably shouldn't expose your testimony like that.

-Greenwood