Movin’ Blues

As many of you already know my wife and I have just moved.    I am sore, tired and my daily routine is all screwed up.

I have come to this conclusion – Moving is a pain in the butt.  Yes I said the word butt.  Now to most of you saying the word butt is no big deal.

When I was growing up I couldn’t say the word butt.   I couldn’t say the word ass either.  I’m not too sure why… I think they were considered cuss words, or close enough to being cuss words to where you would get a whiff of sulfur from the flames of hell if you used them.

It was confusing to me.  I didn’t see too much wrong with them and it was especially funny when on rare occasion a preacher would read a scripture that contained the word ass.  Ass is used about 90 times in the Bible (King James Version)

I think the preachers I knew just avoided those scriptures during their sermons because they didn’t want the awkward embarrassment of the congregation or to cuss while preaching.

I know that “Ass” in the Bible refers to a donkey, but it was fun as a kid expanding the meaning of certain scriptures.  For example:

“And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.”

Genesis 22:5

My friends and I tried to figure out if Abraham was referring to his father-in-law or his wife.

Then there was the really risqué scripture.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, … neighbor’s wife… nor his ass.”

Exodus 20:17

Just so you know, as young boys were weren’t interested at all in coveting his ass… now his wife’s ass was a different matter.

Now, now, don’t get all upset with me.  I’m sure my last statement just made some of you a little uncomfortable.  Some of my old friends are beginning to worry that Jerry may be getting a bit to distant from his spiritual roots.

Sorry if I offended someone.  I’ll be good.

As you can see, I am pretty slap-happy today.  I’m tired… I spent the whole weekend working my ass off.

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