Vacation Bible School in a suburb of Austin. Our plucky heroine is giving a lesson on wells and why they are important. There are many, many, many short people about. In this group, the average age is about 7.
Mel: Ok guys, is everyone having a good time?
Mel: Who was here on Sunday? (a few kids raise their hands) Ok, who can tell me what we talked about on Sunday?
Adorable little girl: We talked about dirty water and the poor people in Africa who have to drink it and how they get sick and die and reallyreallyreally bad stuff like that and and how we need to help them and we’re gonna try and that’s really good because Jesus says we should help other people and we are and…
Mel: Very good. Now, did you know that there are stories about wells in the Bible? (silence from the peanut gallery). I’m going to tell you a story about a woman and a well. While I’m telling you the story, I want you to draw a picture in your mind and we’ll talk about it when I’m done telling the story.
Mel proceeds to tell the story of Jesus and the Samaratian woman at the well.
Mel: Ok, what kind of well did you see in your mind?
Boy 1: I saw Shamu!
Girl 1: I saw Jonah!
Boy 2: I saw a beluga!
Apparently some diction lessons are in order…