Hello, is this Mrs. Fishy?
Mrs Fishy, we are calling to inquire if you would like to donate your skills and talents to our church fundraiser again this year.
Actually no, I think it's time for others to take a turn .
Mrs. Fishy, we really do pray for guidance in our committees and it would be so very difficult to report back to the others our prayers are unanswered.
Perhaps you should revise your prayer.
I'm sorry, I am not certain I heard you correctly.
You probably did but I can be even more clear,
I will not be donating my time and talent . Please refrain from attempting to guilt me into acceptance.
Peace be to you and good bye.
Fishy, it's me Melly, did you blow off Mrs. W about the fundraiser?
Hi Melly, haven't heard from you since last time you wanted something.
Fishy, this year our theme is a Rio destination. Think of all the excitement generated by Carnivale. It will be a great theme for creative expression, I know you don't want to miss this opportunity to shine and serve.
No, and I can hardly think of a less suitable subject for a church fundraiser than Carnivale.
Come on, you know we will just call you later in absolute desperation the last week and you will relent because of your good heart and then you will have missed the fun and just have showed up for the stress. Don't do it this way. Give of your time and talent as God intended you to do. It is in fighting God's will that we suffer.
Listen Melly, serve that dish to someone else. We both know God's will and yours are not one and the same. Well, at least one of us does, you have always been a bit questionable.
I, for one, have learned to give myself over to God's will Fishy, I urge you to find that path.
What you urge most in this world is your own bidding wrapped up in faux spirits.
Alright Fishy, if you are going to persist in being difficult I will be forced to go to our Pastor and ask him to pray for you.
He's already prays for me, I am part of his flock.
You certainly don't sound like a memeber of the flock. I mean if you were serious about being a true part of our flock you would not be getting these phone calls prodding you to do the right thing.
Melly, you can turn thaat cattle prod on yourself and leave me alone. Hope your day is a fine one, bye.
Fishy! for God's sake did you tell Melly and Mrs. W you would not help with the Rio fundraiser?
Unaccetable! I am putting you on my committee, we will be meeting next Tuesday.
I won't be there.
Nonsense! You have a conscious and a fine soul. Time for you to give back some of that talent God gave you and I might add, with a bit more willing spirit would be a good thing.
How much is the bet?
Lunch at Lolly's
The good news is you still get to lunch at Lolly's, the bad news is you will be the one paying. I have to go now, but seriously could you tell the others I will not be volunteering this year and to stop calling me?
Why the devil are you so difficult about this Fishy? Whatever is getting your goat cast it aside woman!
Bye. Luck. Peace.