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Blooper of the Day

When I visit the sick in our town's public health clinic, I always bring along a bag of goodies:  I am stocked with Bibles, toiletries and toys for children.  I was chatting with a friendly elderly lady named Petrona.  She smiled brightly and I noticed she had a toothless grin.   After I prayed with her, I reached into my bag and pulled out a tube.  Thinking that it was a hand cream, I handed it to her and told her it was cream and bid her goodbye.
Her daughter-in-law came over to the next room where I was talking with an agnostic man (the first patient this year that has rejected prayer for healing, but changed his mind after conversing a while... if you think about it pray for Claudio).  She asked me if I realized that I had given her toothpaste instead of hand cream and she told me her mother-in-law only had one tooth!  Oh my goodness, I was so embarrassed.  I gave her a bar of soap for her mother-in-law and told her to keep the toothpaste for herself.  The daughter-in-law laughed with me and a few minutes later told me that her mother-in-law was going to use the toothpaste as hand cream anyway!

I told her with a chuckle, "Well, whatever works!" 

Maybe she knows something I don't...


  1. HA, this is great! I'm glad that the women were not offended ... what a funny memory for you. :)


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