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(Man sitting in chair reading newspaper when wife enters.)
Wife:††† Easter is just a couple of weeks away and you told me you would make me an Easter wreath to hang on the†
Man:††† That seems like an awful lot of trouble for just a couple of weeks.
Wife:††† You told me you would make one. You promised.
Man:††† I donít think I promised.
Wife:††† Well, maybe you didnít use the word promise, but you did say you would make me a wreath. Besides, how††
††††††††††† hard could it be? A couple of colored eggs and a rabbit hot glued to a wreath of grape vines.
Man:††† If itís so simple why do you need me to do it?
Wife:††† Because youíre the one with the talent and the power tools to cut a rabbit out of plywood.
Man:††† I thought maybe you wanted a real rabbit hot glued to the wreath. It would be simpler if I was a magician, then I
††††††††††† could just pull a rabbit out of my hat. You know I havenít seen a magician do that trick in a long time. Maybe the
†† †††††††††animalís rights people stopped them. Do they still pull rabbits out of a hat?
Wife:††† Youíre just trying to change the subject hoping Iíll forget about it.
Man:††† Is it working?
Wife:††† No. Why donít you get up and put your efforts toward making an Easter wreath? Itíll make me happy. You
††††††††††† know, if Iím not happyÖ
Man:††† I know. Nobodyís happy. (Puts down paper and gets up. Starts to leave, then † stops) Iíve got a sobering idea.
††††††††††† Itís like inspiration. How about a wreath thatís a crown of thorns?
Man:††† A crown of thorns with a cross in the center. Maybe of the cross carve the words, He died for you.
Wife:††† But thatís so plain and simple.
Man:††† Yea, it is, plain and simple truth. Rabbits and eggs are all well and good, but theyíve clouded the real meaning of
†††††††††††† Easter, kind of like Santa Claus and Christmas.
Wife:††† I like it. But are you sure you didnít just come up with this idea to get out of work?
Man:††† I think this idea is going to be more work.
Wife:††† How do you figure?
Man:††† Because, what if unsaved people come to our door and see the message and start asking questions? Weíve got
††††††††††† to be prepared with Biblical answers.
Wife:††† You mean the plain and simple truth?
Man:††† I better get busy. Thereíre only a couple of weeks left until Easter.
Wife:††† I think this wreath should stay up year round.