A Little Dessert, Please


Rick and I were asked to share at a couple’s night at our church several years ago.  The topic chosen was “Differences” and how we’ve melded them together to stay happily married.  When we first met and shared our life’s history with each other, it seemed as though the differences were few and the similarities many.  The longer we’ve been married the opposite has shown to be true. Back and forth Rick and I planned to banter about the differences between us… smooth peanut butter vs. crunchy, Rock music vs. easy listening, Ranch Doritos vs. Plain Doritos, Elvis’ Christmas tunes vs. all the other Christmas music in the universe, …. you get the picture. 

Before we began, the pastor told everyone that they had 3 minutes to get some dessert and then the Crosbys would begin speaking.  To my surprise, Rick got up and went and picked out a delicious piece of chocolate cream pie with whipped cream a mile high.  He came back to the front of the sanctuary and I asked him, “When do you plan to eat that?  It’s time for us to start.”  “Oh, yeah,” he realized and placed the pie on a seat.  Right then, the pastor came back up to introduce us, so being courteous, Rick sat down….. ON the chocolate cream pie with whipped cream a mile high.  Of course, he was sporting black jeans, so every little drip of creamy goodness showed up real well on his black back side.  As the pastor said, ”  blah blah blah…. Rick and Linda Crosby” Rick went to the mic with the pie still hanging in from his Levi’s.  He announced, “There will be just a few minute delay here while my wife wipes my bum.”  And I did… in front of everyone… being the compassionate (laundry doing) wife that I am.  The more I got off his pants right then, the less I had to get out later!

I’m not sure what the moral is of that story.  But here are a few off the top of my head (like everything else on the blog!):

Never cry over squashed pie.

It all comes out in the wash.

Pie comes before the fall.

When all else fails, pie, pie again.

Chocolate pie is always my friend.

A little chocolate pie never hurt anyone.

Anyone else quick with the one liners today?  Feel free to share.

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7 Responses to “A Little Dessert, Please”

  1. Gramp and Gram R. Says:

    If two people can’t pie together, it’ll never last.

  2. Jill Says:

    It’s a very funny story with or without a moral to it. Sorry I wasn’t there to witness this. I would have been the loudest one laughing. I’m guessing Rick was most upset that he wouldn’t have a piece of pie to eat now – or later!

  3. rixgal Says:

    Oh, G&G, that’s a good one! I’m taking notes.

    And Jill, you would have laughed loud and long…. everyone else did.

  4. Grace Says:

    LOVED rehearing that story. The fun just goes on and on – lots to keep Mom entertained.

  5. Jill Says:

    Another pie bites the dust…….

  6. Filterless People « My Sister's Jar Says:

    […] everyone to wait a minute while I wiped his bum.  For that story of awesomeness, please go here:  https://mysistersjar.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/a-little-dessert-please/  (Someday my sister-in-law, Jennie, will show me how to use links for your viewing […]

  7. Cheryl Says:

    I cannot stop laughing! What a perfect event for this to have happened at. Seriously, that one thing probably made everyone love you both even more. Thank you for making my night. Who knew when you wrote this 2 years ago that you’d be making someone laugh so heartily 2 years later?

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