Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Little Mischief

Yesterday I was officiating a Junior Bible Quiz in Dublin, Ohio (I'm the head scorekeeper). My assistant scorekeeper has two sons. One is quizzing age (6-11) and the other is 12. Being 12 puts you at that weird adolescence age.

At each quiz, a small container of candies is put at each official's table (judges table & scorekeepers table) to munch during the quizzes. The scorekeepers had M&Ms and Hershey kisses. The 12 year old (I'll call him "Gary") munched on the M&M throughout the day. Since his dad wasn't eating them, he felt he could.

At the end of the day, there were 5 M&Ms and two Hershey kisses left. I told "Gary" to finish off the M&Ms. He looked at me and said "Really?". I nodded yes and he devoured them. I told him to take the other two candies and give one each to "Alice" and "Janet", the Quiz Master's daughters (who are 13 & 14, I think).

He did this without hesitation. I then called him back over and told him "What do you think your parents will say when I tell them that you gave "Alice" & "Janet" each a kiss?" His face immediately turned beet red. I told his dad about it and he thought it was pretty funny.

"Janet" didn't want the chocolate, so she placed it back on my table. I offered it to "Gary" as a peace offering, but he wanted nothing more to do with it. I then gave it to my wife. I said "See "Gary", I just gave my wife a kiss." He scrunched his face up and said "Yuuuck!"


Theresa said...

I'm glad I wasn't there to watch you do this. Poor kid!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Cute story! Dimples took part in JBQ this year and he really enjoyed it! I think that is awesome that you are so involved!

Mrs. NB