Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Check Is in the Mail

DRF—Your church is about to receive a $100 million dollar donation from a prince via email. Your uncle is giving you his Ferrari. Your church wants to give you a 50% raise. Oops, it is April Fool’s day—just a week late (I could’t do an April Fool’s joke on Easter!) All of those get the same response, “the check is in the mail.” It just isn’t going to happen. 

I can’t claim ownership to this adage but love to use it. By the way, all the questions for “Hey Fletch” come from real life. The Quote Investigator found that “in 1897 Mark Twain released a travel book titled ‘Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World,’ and the fifteenth chapter presented the following epigraph. Truth is stranger than Fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”