26 Nov Peppermint Dust Giggles
A glorious Sunday morning in coastal South Carolina, filled with sunshine and cool temperatures. Waiting in the car while Alan closed the garage door so we could leave to go to church, I reached in my purse and found my small plastic bag of red and white peppermints. Just a small treat of peppermint would taste delicious. The soft ones are my favorites. The candy dissolves quickly while providing a nice mint taste. Also, great for when my stomach growls during church.
Only this time, the candy I pulled out of the bag was wrapped different. I opened the clear plastic wrapper and proceeded to put the mint to my lips. Right as the mint touched my mouth, the whole little treat broke apart into a burst of peppermint dust. Now, this would be fine except that I was wearing black pants and of course, the whole thing fell in my lap. Laughing, I stood up and began to try to wipe the dust. Not a good idea. The red and white peppermint dust spread all over my black pants, front and back. Part of the mint fell under my lap and when I moved out of the seat of the car, I smeared it on my clothing.
I could not stop laughing. Alan tried his best to help by “wiping” the back of me. What a sight that must have been!
By now, we were running behind and needed to get to church. Once we arrived at church, I asked Alan to check my backside.
“Well, it’s still there. I can see some of it.” He answered while standing in the church parking lot, once again trying to “clean” my pants. People drove their vehicles into the parking lot, parked and said “Good morning”. They probably had no idea what was happening. We continued to laugh.
Explaining the situation to a friend inside the building, she politely said, “Don’t worry. If anyone is looking that close at you, they need to step back.” Ha! Ha!
A silly situation caused us to have laughter and another funny story to share. God is great at giving us simple joys and many moments of laughter.
Have a blessed day and please be careful if you ever open those soft peppermints! You never know when the peppermint dust will find you and your pants.
Keep giggling and remember God loves you,