Monday, March 28, 2011

Gorilla Greetings

The doorbell rang so I went to answer it.

Being the cautious person that I am, I looked through the peephole first but I couldn't really tell who it was, even though the porch light was on. It seemed to be someone wearing a mask, holding something. I needed a better look.

Being the cautious person that I am, I decided it was safe to open the door since the visitor hadn't opened the screen door (which is notoriously impossible to open).

I opened the door and came face to face with a gorilla.

"Ummm...hi," I said nervously.

The gorilla grunted.

"Ummmmm....?" I grunted back.

I looked at the stack of papers he held in his hands. The top page was a rainbow-coloured sign with "You are awesome!" written on it.

"Ummmmmmmm...are you...?" I asked, cracking the screen door open, "I'll go get the bishop."

The gorilla grunted and nodded his head enthusiastically.

I left the gorilla (and, unbeknownst to me, a whole horde of people hiding out of view of the doorway) with the door ajar and got Reid and Karen, who were in the basement. Reid is the bishop of a singles ward (a congregation made up entirely of single students attending BYU and UVU) and sometimes the kids in his ward like to come and...visit...him.

And sometimes they dress up in gorilla suits.

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