Honey, Honey, Honey

On Wednesday afternoon, I had a tiny bit of oral surgery that I would not wish upon my worst enemy. I will spare you the details…suffice to say it was not for the squeamish.

Anyway, I was running on low-wattage yesterday, but needed to get to the bank and get some cash.

While there, my cell phone kept ringing and I probably sounded rushed. Cuz I was. The teller took one look at my bruised and swollen cheek, misunderstood the situation and asked me if I needed to talk.

The more I tried to say that no, I hadn’t been in a fight recently and that my husband was a very nice man…the more she shook her head and clucked her tongue. I could tell she thought I was living in complete denial.

Then she gave me her card and told me to call her. She said she was a very good listener.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Kristin says:

    On the other hand, it seems like sometimes nobody will take time to listen or even cares in this "it's all about me" world. Maybe she was just a caring Christian woman who has decided to make her job her ministry.

  2. Suzanne says:

    You're right, Kristin. Great perspective! She was a dear woman. I just had to laugh because she had it all wrong and I couldn't make her believe otherwise!

  3. Kristin says:

    By the way, I hope your mouth is feeling a whole lot better today. Oral surgery is not fun!

  4. Cathy says:

    Bless your heart. I hope you are feeling better by now.

  5. Mocha with Linda says:

    She wasn't listening then, was she?!

    Reminds me of the time my sister was in college and a girl knocked on her door determined to share the Four Spiritual Laws with her. Even though my sister told her she was already a Christian! She was bound and determined to evangelize!