I’m getting ready to be apocalyptic.
Liberals are not known for being apocalyptic. Don’t worry, I haven’t gone of the deep end. Permit me to explain.
My good buddy, Frank, stopped by my house yesterday.
Frank was looking for some “fresh meat.” Or put another way, Frank dropped in to ask me to play some racquetball with him.
Write this down. Never ever trust an old racquet ball player.
Frank was old 15 years when we played racquetball together. Now he’s really old, which means now he really can’t be trusted.
Old racquetball players sucker in younger racquetball players and whip them real good.
When I first started playing racquetball at the Y in Charlotte, North Carolina, my racquetball partner was late. Seeing an old codger, actually Frank’s partner, by himself I asked if he wanted to play. I figured – beat the old guy in a few minutes and start sweating. It will be a good warm up for my real match.
So much for those plans. I got whipped 15-3. And after each point he scored the old guy turned and looked and me and grinned. He knew what I had thought. As it turns out, the guy with one foot in the grave was ranked 5th nationally in his age bracket.
Never trust an old racquetball player.
I had the opportunity to do the funeral of the guy he whipped me that day. He was one of the most fun people I’ve ver met. A very dry wit. Sharp as a tack. A Duke University grad. Boooooo! There were so many stories to tell at his funeral which was a packed house.
But back to Frank, he’s looking for some fresh meat to whip on the racquetball court. He stopped by and asked me to start playing again. He asked me five years ago and I never acted on it. But now I’ve going back to the racquetball court. I’ve even bought a new racquet. It’s called the Apocalypse.
The racquet is described in this way: A revelation in racquetball technology, E-Force’s new Apocalypse high-performance racquet is the end of times for your opponent!
As a liberal Christian, I don’t think apocalyptic thought is very Christian, but I have to confess, I hope my Apocalypse is the end times of my opponents.