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 wouldnt 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 thats something to be thankful for.
Guy: Thankful, Shmankful! Its a big rip-off, thats 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. Its like God is
after me. Why does God pick on me? Why?
Wife: Well . . .
Guy: Well, . . . what?
Wife: Well, dont you think that youre a little hard on God? I mean other
people didnt even get any raise this year. In fact, I have heard of quite a few who
have been laid off. And other people dont even own a truck. So, really, you should
be thankful that you have a truck. Even if it needs fixing. Its 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 dont get!
Guy muttering to himself while leaving the room: What do you know, woman?