Did you hear the one about the church group trying to help a needy guy they assumed was addicted to drugs?
Yeah, they studied for weeks, reading books, attending lectures, searching websites, and inquiring professionals about how to politely and effectively tell the bum to get a job. I mean they met to discuss strategies, devise plans, research some more, met again and again looking for the best and most effective way to tell the bum to get a job. But then they read some more books, attended some other lectures, searched some new websites, and found some new professionals to inquire about finding just the right way to tell the bum to get a job. And after all that, they found a new book, a guru professional, and researched a statistically proven strategy devised by some researchers at the Baltimore Institute for Selling Books That Really Convict Rich People To Tell Bums To Get A Job, and suddenly they found the conviction to more effectively tell this bum to get a job, but first they had to study up on various approaches that seem to have better success in laboratory conditions with lab rats hooked on drugs. And after that, they found a new video series that explains how that at root what “these people” really need is an effective strategy for telling a bum to get a job. And then finally they devised a proven strategy for telling a bum to get a job so he would have dignity. Dignity. Yes. It was a new idea, that would finally be the key to the effective strategy of telling a bum to get a job. After all you have to contend with the ***ELEPHANT*** in the room when you are dealing with addicts.
Oh… You heard it already?
I guess you had to be there.
Oh… wait, I forgot to say… the needy guy froze to death in a snow storm during the winter while this group worked so diligently to help him.
Isn’t that funny?
Yeah. Makes me laugh to beat the band.
Did I mention it was a church group?
Yeah, they believe in Jesus and hang on every word he says. Yeah. That’s how they came up with the very effective way of telling the bum to get a job with dignity. They learned it from Jesus!
Isn’t that funny???
Yeah. I should have told that part before, then it would have been funny.
Oh well, the whole thing would be a joke if it weren’t so sad.