Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday Morning Smile

He who digs a pit will fall into it, and whoever breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent Ecclesiastes 10:8

Our creative writing teacher in high school loved to tell stories. He was a man well advanced into his 70s and so had memories of drawing water from streams, hunting in the woods and the absence of modern conveniences.

In his young adult years, the traditional joke for Halloween was for Tricker Treaters to move the outhouses back so when the house owners got up in the night to relieve themselves, they would fall into the hole. However, when the neighborhood goblins came to pay his outhouse a visit in the dark, they received their own surprise.

While it was still daylight, our teacher had situated the outhouse behind the hole.