So you walk into the Fellowship Hall kitchen on a Monday afternoon and see an assortment of flower arrangements. And you remember there were some pretty flower arrangements on the tables for the College of Elders dinner the previous night, and these flowers are going to go to waste in this kitchen. And then you get an idea - you pick up as many as you can carry and take them to the staff offices, because you appreciate all their hard work. The Financial Secretary and front desk volunteer are pleasantly surprised, and you leave two more on the desks of staff who aren’t in their office at that moment. You go back to get more flowers for more staff, and it’s then you notice a lady in the Fellowship Hall setting up tables. With tablecloths.
And that’s when you realize that the flowers weren’t really from last night, and they’re really not yours to give, and this very nice but puzzled lady would really like her flowers back, which she arranged just that morning for this event tonight. And that’s when you realize that you’re going to have to go back to your pleasantly-surprised staff and surprise them all over again.
It was a good solid five minutes before they stopped laughing. I guess I should be glad they were laughing. #stupidthingsministersdo #notyourflowers #sticktowritingsermons