Deciding to do something new with your life can be an exciting adventure. Maybe it’s a fun activity that you always dreamed of trying out as a child, or a new hobby that you’ve only just become interested in. For me, the last “new” thing that I tried was knitting. For some reason, the idea of having something to do with my hands while we spend family time watching movies or occupying my mind while I’m on the phone was just too good to pass up. What’s the last hobby you decided to try? Was it worth it? For this woman, it wasn’t all that she was expecting it to be…
She decided that she needed something new and different for a winter hobby. She went to the bookstore and bought every book she could find on ice fishing. Why not?
For weeks she read and studied, hoping to become an expert in the field. Finally she decided she knew enough and out she went for her first ice fishing trip. She carefully gathered up and packed all the tools and equipment needed for the excursion. Each piece of equipment had its own special place in her kit.
When she got to the ice, she found a quiet little area, placed her padded stool and carefully laid out her tools.
Just as she was about to make her first cut into the ice, a booming voice from the sky bellowed, “There are no fish under the ice!!”
Startled, she grabbed up all her belongings, moved further along the ice, poured some hot chocolate from her thermos, and started to cut a new hole.
Again the voice from above bellowed, “There are no fish under the ice!!”
Amazed, she was not quite sure what to do as this certainly was not covered in any of her books. She packed up her gear and moved to the far side of the ice. Once there, she stopped for a few moments to regain her calm. Then she was extremely careful to set everything up perfectly–tools in the right place, chair positioned just so. Just as she was about to cut this new hole, the voice came again.
“There are no fish under the ice!!”
Petrified, she looked skyward and asked, “Is that You, Lord?”
The voice boomed back, “NO THIS IS THE MANAGER OF THE SKATING RINK! STOP CUTTING HOLES!!”
Oh, man! This joke really got me! I wasn’t expecting this ending AT ALL! I can understand wanting to try out a new hobby. I can understand researching and reading up about the history and the different techniques. I can even understand the investment in the equipment required before even trying the hobby out. What I cannot understand…is her logic! You would think that at some point she would have realized to fish…you need to be somewhere with actual, real, live fish! FUNNY!
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