Could I Have Your Attention Please?

Joey’s little sister is tagging along (again) with him and his buddy, dancing around them, making faces, taunting them and generally being her usual annoying little self.  “Just ignore her,” Joey tells his friend.  “She only wants attention.”

(Only wants attention?  Isn’t that what everyone wants?)

Joe’s girlfriend is standing beside her locker in the hallway, crying (again) as he walks away.  He tells the guy walking with him, “Just ignore her.  She only wants attention.”

(Only wants attention?  Isn’t that what everyone needs?)

Mr. Joe Doe’s worst student is trying to entertain the class (again) with his never-ending antics.  Mr. Doe says to the group, “Just ignore him.  He only wants attention.”

(Only wants attention?  Isn’t that what everyone craves?)

Joseph’s baby is crying in the middle of the night (again) for no apparent reason.  She is fed, dry and warm.  He tells his wife, “Just ignore her.  She only wants attention.”

(Only wants attention?  Isn’t that what everyone desires?)

As Joseph Doe backs out of the driveway, he sees his mother standing in the doorway with tears in her eyes (again).  “Just ignore her,” he tells his sister, “because she only wants attention.”

(Only wants attention?  Isn’t that what everyone longs for?)

Old Mr. Joseph Doe, aka Room Number Fifteen, lies in his bed in the dark and with a garbled voice cries out (again) when he sees movement in the hallway.  To his dismay, he hears the attendant say to his trainee, “Just ignore him.  He only wants attention.”

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About Jan Hamlett

Exploring faith outside the safety of Sunday
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