A [insert cultural/ethnic/hair-color group here] named Babbette
finds herself in dire trouble. Her business has gone bust and she's
in serious financial trouble. She's so desperate that she decides to
ask God for help. She begins to pray: "God, please help me. I've lost
my business and if I don't get some money, I'm going to
lose my house as well. Please let me win the Lotto."
Lotto night comes and somebody else wins it.
The next week Babbette again prays: "God, please let me win the Lotto! I've
lost my business, my house and I'm going to lose my car as well."
Lotto night comes and Babbette still has no luck.
Once again, she prays: "My God, why have You forsaken me?? I've
lost my business, my house, and my car. My children are starving.
I don't often ask You for help and I have always been a good servant
to You. Please just let me win the Lotto this one time so I can get my
life back in order."
Suddenly there is a blinding flash of light as the heavens open and
Babbette is confronted by the voice of God Himself: "Babbette, meet Me
halfway on this. Buy a ticket."
Submitted by reader M.B.