You First


There’s something that really gets on my nerves about my wonderful, patient husband. He ALWAYS lets people in front of us. Whether we’re driving, walking, in a line somewhere, or whatever, he ALWAYS lets them go first. I’ve deduced this to a fundamental flaw in his character, a rare kind of mutation for an American, of course. And so this afternoon we had a lunch date, and on the way back to his classroom from said lunch date, Keith let three people ahead of us in three different situations (two drivers, one pedestrian) all in a matter of 5 minutes. Not that we were in a hurry, but I was a little bothered at this, as usual , and expressed my irritation, also as usual. To which my husband slightly smugly remarked,

Keith: “The first shall be last and the last shall be first.”

Lisa: “Yeah, well, I think that one’s really annoying.”

Keith: “Okay, well when you go meet with Jesus, you be sure and tell him that you thought that one was really annoying down here.”

Lisa: [No comment, other than a proud giggle at my husband’s spunky retort.]

To his praise, might I also add that this is also how he husbands and fathers, with a “consider others before yourself” mentality.  And if he were any less patient, I’m not sure he would be able to put up with the likes of me. So maybe I should stop complaining about the driving thing. Maybe.

About cashclan

Lisa is a grateful, born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has spent her adult life on the Gospel in several global contexts. She is the wife of one wonderful, jungle-gym of a man, who is to her the single most ravishing piece of flesh on planet earth (stolen good-heartedly from Christine Caine). She is a dedicated home educator to their four beautiful children, ages 6 to 12, whom she would be happy to gush over any time. She is an avid reader and a storyteller, an aspiring writer, a missionary to the nations and a singer of His praises, a loyal friend, an obsessive-compulsive Googler, and comedienne extraordinaire on her best days. She would also like to think that she is a loyal and loving, truth-telling friend.
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3 Responses to You First

  1. Starr says:

    Ryan never gets a turn to bat or catch or throw or whatever at tee ball practice, because he keeps letting other kids in front of him in the line. Even if they’ve already had their turn!!!

  2. Grandpa $ says:

    It’s called courte$y.
    He must have learned it from his Mom.

  3. Would you believe that I have the same complaint with my husband? Like mother, like daughter!

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