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Skit: “The Ungrateful Guy”
based on Exodus 17:1-7
by Chuck in DC

Contemporized version of the ungratefulness expressed in this week's exodus lesson.


Guy entering, speaking to his wife.

Wife: Hi honey, how was work today?

Guy: Terrible, just terrible. . . you wouldn’t believe it if I told you.

Wife: What honey?

Guy: I got called into the office and they told me what my raise is going to be.

Wife: You got a raise?? Well that’s something to be thankful for.

Guy: Thankful, Shmankful! It’s a big rip-off, that’s what it is.

Wife: What on earth do you mean?

Guy: I have busted by backside for this company for 20 years and the one time I ask for a raise they give me peanuts!

Wife: Well, how much did you get?

Guy: Just a 3 % raise!! And I was expecting at least 6 %. Even my buddy Hank got at least a 4% raise at his work place. And to top it all off, my truck is going kaput! I heard some rattling noises coming from the transmission on my way home. So, now I got to get that fixed. There goes the puny little raise I got right there. It’s like God is after me. Why does God pick on me? Why?

Wife: Well . . .

Guy: Well, . . . what?

Wife: Well, don’t you think that you’re a little hard on God? I mean other people didn’t even get any raise this year. In fact, I have heard of quite a few who have been laid off. And other people don’t even own a truck. So, really, you should be thankful that you have a truck. Even if it needs fixing. It’s better to have a truck that needs fixing than not to have a truck at all. You should thank God for what you have and not be angry at Him for what you don’t get!

Guy muttering to himself while leaving the room: “What do you know, woman?”