One good wrong perception deserves another.
Mother Superior was on her way to late morning prayers, when she passed
two novices just leaving early morning prayers, on their way to classes.
As she passed the young ladies, Mother Superior said, "Good morning ladies."
The novices replied, "Good morning, Mother Superior, may God be with
you." But after they had passed, Mother Superior heard one say to the
other, "I think she got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning."
This startled Mother Superior, but she chose not to pursue the issue.
A little further down the hall, Mother Superior passed two of the
Sisters who had been teaching at the convent for several years. She
greeted them with, "Good morning Sister Martha, Sister Jessica, may God
give you wisdom for our students today."
"Good morning, Mother Superior. Thank you, and may God be with you."
But again, after passing, Mother Superior overheard, "She got out of the
wrong side of bed today." Baffled, she started to wonder if she had
spoken harshly, or with an irritated look on her face. She vowed to be
Looking down the hall, Mother Superior saw retired Sister Mary
approaching, step by step, with her walker. As Sister Mary was rather
deaf, Mother Superior had plenty of time to arrange a pleasant smile on
her face, before greeting Sister Mary. "Good morning, Sister Mary. I'm
so happy to see you up and about. I pray God watches over you today, and
grants you a wonderful day."
"Ah, Good morning, Mother Superior, and thank you. I see you got up on
the wrong side of bed this morning."
Mother Superior was floored! "Sister Mary, what have I done wrong? I
have tried to be pleasant, but three times already today, people have
said that about me."
Sister Mary stopped her walker, and looked Mother Superior in the face.
"Oh, don't take it personal, Mother Superior. It's just that you're
wearing Father Murphy's slippers."
Gunnar Jauch wrote:
>Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by
>saying: "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed."
>"OH NO!" the president exclaims. "That's terrible!"
>His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the
>president sits, head in hands.
>Finally, president looks up and asks, "How many is a brazillion?"
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