Sitting around the campfire has to be the highlight of any camping experience. We’re camping this weekend and this time with friends has been no exception.
At the campfire last night, the subject of a certain memory came up. I shared this memory a couple of years ago, but it seems appropriate to reminisce about it now. Enjoy!
I would have to say that my fondest memory of camping with our friends took place about three years ago. We typically camp with three other families. Although it has nothing to do with a campfire, one of the wives of these families had a rather interesting experience when she went to take a shower at the campground. (For the sake of everyone involved and to protect the identity of innocent parties, we’ll just call her “Patty”.)
It was around 7:30 in the morning and Patty decided she was going to the shower. As she approached the building, she couldn’t remember which side of the building the showers were on. But since she noticed men were going to and from the right side of the building, she headed to the left side, saw a door marked “Showers” and walked right in. She thought it odd that the undressing/dressing area would be completely open like it was with the showers being off to the side in separate stalls, but didn’t think much of it. She was the only one in the whole shower room, so she took advantage of it by taking her time undressing, showering, towelling off and getting fresh clothes on for the day.
As she started heading for the door, a man walked in, saw her and they both stopped in their tracks. She gave him a compassionate, knowing laugh and said, “I think you walked into the wrong shower.” He, still looking at her like a deer in the headlights, said, “No, I think you walked into the wrong shower.” She, now feeling a little perturbed at him, said, “Nooo, I think you walked into the wrong shower.” He then said, as he backed up and checked the shower sign, “Nooo, you definitely walked into the wrong shower.” And she said, “Nooooo!” in complete shock, embarrassment and amazement as she walked to the door–a door that clearly said “MEN” under the word “SHOWERS”. She took all that time to do all that she did in there without one man entering that shower room!
God is merciful…