Don't Make Assumptions

A minister put an ad in the local paper for a well-rounded handyman, who could fix things around the church and help out with routine chores.

The very next morning, a well-dressed young man came and asked to speak to the minister.  The pastor “sized up” the young man… and then asked him a flurry of questions:

Can you start a fire? “Yes Sir!” …. Can you have breakfast ready by 7:00 a.m. every morning? “Yes Sir!”….. Can you polish the silver and wash the dishes? “Yes Sir!”…… Can you do gardening and mow lawns? “Yes Sir!”

And the minister continued: And, of course, there will be electrical problems and unexpected leaking pipes and restroom overflows and… “Wait a minute!” The young man interrupted, “I came here to make arrangements for my wedding. But if it’s going to be like that, I think I’ll just forget the whole thing!”