The good Samaritan
A man is in bed with his
wife when there is a rat-a-tat-tat on the door. He
rolls over and looks at his clock, and it's half past three in the morning.
"I'm not getting out of bed at this time of night," he thinks, and rolls over. Then,
a louder knock follows.
"Aren't you going to answer that?" says his wife.
So he drags himself out of bed and goes downstairs. He opens the door and
there is man standing at the door. It didn't take the homeowner long to
realize the man was drunk.
"Hi there," slurs the stranger. "Can you give me a push?"
"No, get lost. It's half past three. I was in bed," says the man and slams
the door. He goes back up to bed and tells his wife what happened and she
says, "Dave, that wasn't very nice of you. Remember that night we broke
down in the pouring rain on the way to pick the kids up from the baby sitter
and you had to knock on that man's house to get us started again? What would
have happened if he'd told us to get lost?"
"But the guy was drunk," says the husband.
"It doesn't matter," says the wife. "He needs our help and it would be the
Christian thing to help him." So the husband gets out of bed again, gets
dressed, and goes downstairs. He opens the door, and not being able to see
the stranger anywhere shouts, "Hey, do you still want a push??"
He hears a voice cry out, "Yeah please."
So, still being unable to see the stranger he shouts, "Where are you?"
And the stranger replies, "I'm over here, on your swing set."