10.31.2006

GREAT story #1



On Sunday, two things happened in our ministry that instantly rank towards the top of my many, many junior high ministry stories. I'll share one today one tomorrow.

GOLF CART
Jaime is a brand new, full-time minister on our junior high team. Jaime can't drive golf carts.
On Sunday, I was in our junior high tent getting ready for our 4:30 afternoon program when Jaime came hustling up to me. He was visibly rattled, but not overly so. He had been driving a flat bed golf cart/utility cart around the campus cleaning up from our frisbee golf tournament (which I will tell about in tomorrow's story...)
I will write the account exactly the way Jaime shared it with me.

JAIME:

"Uh, Kurt. While I was driving the golf cart, I may or may not have lost control. When I lost control, I may or may not have plowed the cart right through one of those really expensive, concrete light fixtures. After I did that, I may or may not have panicked and tried to slam on the break. Of course, I may or may not have accidently slamed on the accelerator instead. This may or may not have resulted in me and the cart flying down the hill. At the bottom of the hill I may or may not have rammed the cart up a tree. The cart may or may not have actually been stuck up the trunk of the tree which may or may not have forced me to ask some people walking to the worship center for help removing it."

In review: Jaime lost control of one of the church golf carts and plowed clean through a concrete light fixture, down a hill and literally up a tree!

He went to the doctor yesterday to have his shoulder checked out and I haven't heard the results. I've posted picutres of the light (you can see where it cracked at the base...we picked it back up and balanced it upright and then placed the caution tape around it) and the damaged tree.

11 comments:

Evan M said...

That's great :) But it's only great because he's ok... you can replace lights and trees, not good folks. thanks for sharing!

EM

James said...

Ahh, there's nothing like some loosely strung yellow caution tape to prevent people from leaning on or otherwise interfering with a broken light pole.

Rob C said...

Hmmm, to borrow a Griffinism...

Best. Story. Ever.

(Unless a better story arrives later, at which point it earns the title.)

And I'll bet someone has leaned on that tape-surrounded light pole. We have a broken door at the church that needs fixing. It has several signs on it, noting its brokenness. People still attempt to use it every single stinkin' week.

Joshua Griffin said...

Best. Story. Ever.

JG

Mike Lovato said...

Have you noticed that you keep hiring people who run vehicles into things?

Rob C said...

Josh is such a copycat.

Rob C said...

Josh is such a copycat.

Joshua Griffin said...

Josh is such a copycat.

Kevin said...

Good thing he took that typing test.

Rob C said...

Apparently, I'm a copycat, too, or else an inept reply poster...

Jim said...

Don't those cones belong to the Traffic Ministry....