Chuckle of the Day – The Back Pew

by Sherry Riter in Chuckle

yellow rubber boots

The Back Pew

A pastor’s wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise.

After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor’s family expanded, so would his paycheck.

After six children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor’s expanding salary.

A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the pastor’s additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost.

After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke, “Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us.”

Silence fell over the congregation.

In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her frail voice, “Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers.”

The entire congregation said, “Amen.”

Gotta love those senior citizens.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Skip_D September 7, 2015 at 10:59 pm



2 Patrick Egan September 8, 2015 at 11:06 am

Funny! I’ve been missing your posts.


3 Sherry Riter November 23, 2015 at 9:02 am

Thank you!


4 1010ParkPlace September 9, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Gotta love those old ladies! I’m beginning to see how they get so spirited.


5 Sherry Riter November 23, 2015 at 9:01 am



6 Judith September 11, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Hahahaha! That was cute and a lil unexpected.


7 Sherry Riter November 23, 2015 at 9:00 am



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