Monday, April 1, 2013
Sometimes you just need to know what to say ...
In the course of my work I get to interview some truly inspirational people from all walks of life, and during dinner I like to tell my family about them. Last week it was the story of a priest I had interviewed earlier that day.
It was a good story -- a great story -- and although the boys were listening, they were also so busy eating that no one was really responding.
I shared a few more interesting facts. They nodded politely and kept chewing.
But I had saved the best for last.
"Oh, by the way," I said. "He's also the official team chaplain for the Cleveland Browns."
Everyone stopped chewing and looked up.
Really? The team chaplain ... ? Does he go on the road ... ? Has he ever met ... ?
Something told me that little fact would get their attention.