first-time guest

March 12, 2009

So I am on my church’s “communication team,” and my job as part of this team is to write a monthly newsletter. Our team then meets once a month to mail it out. During this time we also go through the information forms that the congregation fills out and puts in the offering plate each week to update the mailing list.

We met last night, and as I was stuffing envelopes our team leader, a woman about the age of my parents, was asking the rest of us questions about the information forms.

“Who is Maggie McDonald?”

“Oh, that’s my brother’s girlfriend.”

“It says here she’s a regular attender, is she on the mailing list?”

And so it went. Until she got to this card, which she began reading out loud:


In case you can’t read the blurry writing, because I am horrible at taking pictures with my iPhone, it says:

Name(s): Eddie “Cash” Money
Address: 100 C Note Ln., Las Vegas
Best Contact Phone: 1-800-Hustler
Occupation(s): Hu$tla

As soon as she read the name, I immediately knew that it had to be written by one of my brothers. Unfortunately, it could easily have been either one of them. When I saw the handwriting my suspicions were confirmed, and a text message sealed the deal. It was Barry, the youngest, although he’s 23 now which should count as an adult.

Mature, right? Although it did get me to laugh, so what that says about me I’m not sure.

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Comments on first-time guest

  1. 1

    From dad:

    I knew it was Barry before I was halfway through the post :)

  2. 2

    From Mom:

    I too think it’s funny, and I’m a lot more “mature” than you!

  3. 3

    From Emily:

    I have to say that I love doing that with “First-Time guest cards” and I am 28. I don’t usually turn them in, but I have before!

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