(Note: This is especially for my Iowa friends Matt, Jon and Kristy – wonderful, hip, and groovy people those Iowans and still my best friends on the planet. And for Marcia, Sharon and whoever else may be out there and remember this…)
My colleague and friend Brent Sharp sent me a link to this ebay auction which is for a cafeteria tray from Evangel
When I was at Evangel back in the year of our Lord 19-and-88, there was a little Indian guy who worked in the cafeteria. He was in charge of making sure students took their trays back to the drop off area. Of course, since this was a rule, it had to be occasionally broken.
So one magical day that I will never forget is when I broke that rule, then while exiting the caf I felt a tug on the back of my shirt, turned around and there was the little guy. He solemnly stated these words that I will never, ever forget.
“Take tway back.
Tahoo pooddy dare.”
(Interpretation: “Take your tray back. I saw you put it there.”)
Every now and then, I will get an email from my friend Matt:
Subject: Take Tway Back
Those were the days eh? I would love to go back and relive a few like this one.