Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Almost Headline

One more story I just have to share that came up around the table the other night. It was one of those priceless "Hey, remember when?" moments. My dad was a very funny man. But, he sometimes he thought he was just a bit funnier than he actually was. One day he came home to my mom and told her this "funny" story: "Today I decided to play a practical joke on the teller at the bank. When it was my turn at the counter I slipped her a note that said, "Give me some money." I held in my laughter while she turned white in the face and looked so scared. Then I burst out laughing and said, A-ha! Just kidding! Then I did my banking and left."

My mom was furious and in disbelief: "You did what?! Jesse, you CANNOT pretend to ROB banks. They have those automatic buttons behind their tills that they ring in an emergency situation. She could have called the police! You could have been arrested!"He still thought he was hilarious and assured her that would never happen. When she relayed the story, we were trying to imagine how we were going to explain to people the almost headline...
"Southern Baptist Pastor Arrested for Attempted Bank Robbery..."

Oh, dad...

3 comments:

Natalie said...

oh dear I think I remember hearing this story, WAY too funny! Please share more stories as you think of them!

Hailey said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Oh my goodness, that is just like him!!! I can see him smirking away!!!

Remember the time he told us we couldnt have sleepovers anymore?? Did that last???

Anonymous said...

Hola darling cousin Kathy....I am so sorry to hear of Jesse's demise though I'm sure it's a blessing in the long run. Just want to let you know, that as a recipient of two bank robberies I would have had to take him out. Anyway, very cute and funny and I'm thinking of all of you and just know that your strong friendships, faith and family will get you through this very tough time. Much love to you and all the girls.....Susan