Hail and Farewell!* I’m Janice Johnson. Thanks for joining the fun here on Maladjusted Mondays. Linda heroically offered to host this collection of scathing exposés in which I rat out my uncooperative appliances. I originally published these posts on my blog, Joywriting: Everybody Has a Story, where I do occasionally write about something besides my appliances. You can visit me there any time by clicking here.
* This week, I changed my usual “Greetings!” to “Hail and Farewell!” — because today’s is the last appliance-wars post I currently have to offer. This, of course, does not mean that my appliances intend to live meekly ever after. With Linda’s permission, I will submit reports on any new uprisings or shenanigans that may occur in the future.
And now for the 18th post in the series, which first appeared on my blog June 5, 2018.
To be clear, I’m talking about the online-radio app, not the charm bracelets.
Technically, it’s just an app, not an appliance… but I shouldn’t have been surprised.
Sunday evening, we had our Liberian friends and several friends from church at our house for a potluck dinner. I set Pandora on an uplifting worship music station and put it through the speakers. Everyone arrived, we set up the food, and people visited while munching chips and salsa. Then it was time to start eating in earnest.
We bowed our heads for prayer, and Brent thanked the Lord for the friends and food. He had barely started speaking when I heard a feminine voice say, “Uh-ohhh…” Thinking something had spilled, I glanced around to see whether anyone needed a towel or mop.
No, all heads were bowed.
That’s when I heard the voice again. This time I realized it was coming from the speaker above my head.
It was a commercial…
… a commercial for diarrhea medicine.
Could there be a more ominous start to a meal?
We got through the prayer with only a few snickers. Now we’re all thankful, not only for friends and food, but for laughter.
And the fact no one needed any medication after dinner.
Thanks for read– Wait! NEWS UPDATE!
The Very Next Day after this post went live on my blog, I got an email from LinkedIn, touting several job openings they thought would interest me. The first one was for a marketing copywriter.
“Poo-pourri” bathroom air freshener.
Just thought you’d breathe a little easier knowing that…
Thanks for reading,
PS: NO, I did NOT apply for the job. Thank you.