As our rainy season approaches, I remembered a little yarn I wrote several years ago during our rainy season about my husband and how we couldn't seem to think of the perfect car for transporting people to church on the muddy, rainy roads. I based it off of Laura Numeroff's books, in the style of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
IF YOU GIVE A PASTOR A PICKUP
If you give a pastor a pickup,
He'll want to pick up people for church in it.
You’ll let him pick up lots of people for church.
So he’ll be afraid the people will get all wet and muddy.
He’ll probably want to put the canopy on the truck bed to keep them dry.
He’ll ask you for some help Sunday morning to put the canopy on.
When he puts on the canopy, he’ll probably get very muddy and wet.
You’ll get him some clothes, but this will make him late to pick the people up for church.
Then with the canopy on the pickup, he won’t be able to pick up as many people for church.
So he’ll want to get a Combi*.
|Pulling our teammate out of the river on the way to church.|
So the Combi* will get stuck in the mud.
Being stuck will remind him of 4WD.
He’ll probably ask you for a 4WD.
And chances are,
If he asks you for 4WD,
He’ll want a pickup to go with it.
*Combi--name for a 12- to 15-passenger van over here, used as taxis.