Friday, January 30, 2009

New Calling Idea

Shopping on Sundays. I'm not going to deny that it happens. From time to time we all need something at the store on Sunday, whether it's toothpaste, ice cream for when the home teachers come over, feminine products for our wife, twine, light bulbs, NyQuil, printer cartridge, squirrel food, birthday candles, milk, or a hungry man TV dinner.

So, you go to the store and later feel guilty. Especially, because when you are there, you see three of your ward members doing the same thing. You look at each other with that uneasy glance. You try not to be seen as you check out what the other person is buying, then say to yourself, "Are you kidding me? You couldn't have waited until tomorrow to buy hair dye for your wife's mustache?" Meanwhile, they are doing the same thing, saying to themselves, "Are you kidding me? You're buying cup cakes? You should be buying carrots instead."

This is not helpful and does not bring us close together as a ward family. It doesn't have to be that way. So, I have a great new idea. We now have a new ward calling. This person will be our designated "Sunday shopper". If you have anything you need on Sunday, simply call this person and they will compile a shopping list. At 3:00pm every Sunday, they will go shopping for anyone in the ward that didn't use Saturday as a special day, a day to get ready for Sunday.

We are calling Ken Webster to this position. What a brilliant idea. I am so smart. I love to think of good ideas. Or, to hear them from someone else, and then use them for my own. Thanks, Ken.



8 comments:

Steve said...

This is a great idea. I am going to call Ken to go on a Apple Beer run this Sunday during the Super Bowl

JulieAnn said...

This is my second comment today but I'm so dang excited (in a purely spiritual way) about your blog.

Have you ever considered asking your wife, Sister Higgins, to do a guest blog on occasion? I don't know if she is a good writter like me, but I bet she's awesome!

JACW

Heidi Ashworth said...

Gee, we Mormons out here in California sure miss out on all the fun!

JonAli said...

Best_Idea_Ever!

jenica said...

the state liquor store isn't open on sunday's though... so can you call sometime to run to buy my cooking wine for me. it's terribly embarrassing to run into other members of the ward there.

Lucy said...

People feed the home teachers ice cream? Really? Sixty years and I didn't know that? Hmmmm....well too bad. Why start now.

NG said...

We have that in our ward. It's called the "designated sinner."

JustMe said...

Thank you so much - this was a great idea. I've asked my Bishop if I can have this calling. It might be fun to have a calling that I would actually do.

PS - I thik I love you - are you married?