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Who is the Susie in your life?

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Come with me to a third grade classroom..... There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It's never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak to him again as long as he lives.

The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I'm dead meat.'

He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.

As the teacher is walking toward him, a class mate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy's lap..

The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!'

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful.

But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else - Susie. She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. "You've done enough, you

Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, "You did that on purpose, didn't you?"

Susie whispers back, "I wet my pants once too."

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSDAISY23 7/8/2012 1:41AM

    Another good one!

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REXTINE1 7/7/2012 7:56PM

    Suzie was an early winner - she must have had a wonderful mother.

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SCOOTDOG 7/7/2012 6:00PM

    We need more Susies!!

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BARCLE 7/7/2012 4:31PM

    emoticon it's how humanity should be emoticon

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NAYPOOIE 7/7/2012 2:56PM

    Got to love her.

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    What a nice story. If each of us could spread around a little "Susie" the world would be a better place. emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 7/7/2012 11:54AM

    Susie is definitely a trait we would all to well to cultivate within ourselves.
As well as being less judgmental in the first place!

thx for an inspiring post.

: )

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ALPHASENIOR 7/7/2012 11:31AM

    A real deep question: who is my "Susie"? I lost my Susie two years ago, my husband.
Now, its a very dear friend who is always there and always tactful, a friend since grade school, sixty years ago. Now that's a friend!

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ALICERIEGER 7/7/2012 9:54AM

    If all of us could be that understanding.

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MRSVK11 7/7/2012 9:10AM

    Awww sweet!

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GLITTERWINGS84 7/7/2012 8:53AM

    Beautiful story, thanks for sharing.

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DEE1221 7/7/2012 8:29AM

    Great Story! What a truely wonderful world this would be with more assistance from Friends and less bullying! Thank you for sharing.
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MAGGIEVAN 7/7/2012 6:30AM

    Friendship ... True understanding! Thanks for sharing.

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