Ungrateful Kids by James R. Coggins

“Lord,” the man prayed, “it’s these kids you gave me. They’re driving me nuts. They’ve phoned me fourteen times this week, and not once was it anything positive. They only called me to complain or to ask for something: ‘I hate my job.’ ‘My boss is a jerk.’ ‘I can’t stand this heat.’ ‘What do you do when the baby is teething?’ ‘Can you lend me a hundred bucks?’ ‘Can you babysit the grandkids while we go to the movies?’ ‘Can you fix our car?’”

“It is very frustrating,” the man continued. “You’d think that just once they would phone me up to thank me for something I’d done for them or to tell me some good news or to offer to do something for me. But no, it’s all asking and complaining. Lord, I taught them better than this. You’ve got to do something! Do you even know what I’m going through?”

“Oh,” came the answer, “I know.”

About jrcoggins

James R. Coggins is a professional writer and editor based in British Columbia, Canada. He wrote his first novel in high school, but, fortunately for his later reputation as a writer, it was never published. He briefly served as a Christian magazine editor (for just over 20 years). He has written everything from scholarly and encyclopedia articles to jokes in Reader’s Digest (the jokes paid better). His six and a half published books include four John Smyth murder mysteries and one other, stand-alone novel. In his spare time, he operates Mill Lake Books, a small publishing imprint. His website is www.coggins.ca
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1 Response to Ungrateful Kids by James R. Coggins

  1. clay r schreiber says:

    amen,amen james


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