In response to the following little joke, Judy sent this story about
Here's the Joke:
One day, an executive was trying to figure out
how to work the paper shredder.
An office assistant came by, and the executive
"Can you help me with this? My assistant has
gone home for the day".
The young assistant felt real good that an exec.
would ask for help.
"Sure! I would be glad to."
The young assistant put the paper in the shredder
and turned it on.
The exec. said "Excellent, excellent! Now,
I need two copies...
Now, Judy's story:
The "office assistant" in that joke was having a
day like I had yesterday!
I talked the principal into buying a new audio
system for the music room at a small cost of approx. $500.00.
It is a wonderful system with a 3-disk changer. I had it for only 2 days,
when about mid-morning, I put two CD's in the appropriate spot and pushed
the button to close the CD drive. Everything was going great until
I opened the CD drawer, and tried to close it again. This time, no
matter how hard I pushed, the CD drawer would only close half-way.
The students (God love 'em) were not being helpful. And I was just about
in tears. How could I tell the principal I broke the new system.
So-o-o-o, I did what any panic stricken Christian would do. I began
to pray. But to no avail.
Fortunately, it was time to take the students
back to their homeroom, and it was lunch time for me. Instead I prayed
and worked frantically on the system. I even went so far as to read
the instructions. Finally, I gave up and went to lunch.
I was sitting at my desk eating my yummy "Healthy Choice" microwave lunch
and I prayed once more. . . "Lord, if you won't fix it for me, please give
me the knowledge to know what to do." (I still get chills thinking
about it!) Suddenly, as if someone turned on a light in my head,
an idea came to me. I had put two disks in the drive, but when
it opened, there was only one still in the drive. The other must have slipped
behind the drive. I ran over to the system and peering into the side
of the metal cover through some small vents, I saw it --- a bright
orange disk!!! Now, how to get it out? Using a
Phillips screwdriver to remove 4 screws in the front of the cover and seven
on the side; and reaching up under the cover, I gave a gentle tug on the
dislodged CD; and out it came.
I put the system back together, plugged it in
and everything works great again. I was so excited I knelt down right
there in the music room, not caring who came through the door and gave
God the glory!!!
I immediately went down the hall -- I wanted
to tell someone, but very few seemed to share my joy. They all said
about the same thing ... "Isn't it still under warranty?" I knew
the system was still under warranty. But, it would have meant boxing it
up to send it off, admitting to Administration that I broke it, and then
limping along without it for who knows how long!! Only God knew how
important it was to me to fix it right then. Isn't God good!!!!!!!!!
It wasn't a coincidence that I thought to look
inside the vents for the missing CD. It was a direct answer to prayer.
PRAISE GOD! He cares about every aspect of our lives.