"I have a favor to ask of you."
My wife shyly asked a few weeks ago.
Now, that simple sentence can mean a lot of things. It's one of those situations where you kind of need to be there to understand just what the "favor" might be. In this case, I knew, by the way she was asking, that it wasn't going to be a huge thing like getting up on a ladder and fixing the loose siding, or make a call for her she didn't want to make herself.
No, this was something she needed me to do, and after she asked me, I realized that to her, the favor was a bigger deal than it was for me.
"Sure," I said. "What's up?"
"Can you MC our talent show?"
I did and I had a blast. I got to dress up in the tuxedo I bought from the Deseret Industries. I found a corny website with very bad clean jokes and we had a very fun evening. The girls who performed did an amazing job--each one of them.
It's fun MC'ing an event where the people there want to have a good time. They want to be entertained. And when they laugh at the following joke:
"What's white and cannot climb a tree? A fridge."
You know they're going to have fun and I'm going to have fun, too. Good times!