funny story.. you know that thing called, “facebook?” it has this feature called, “groups.” it’s pretty cool: you can add a bunch of people to one main bulletin board-esque page where you can post stuff, and everyone can see what you post.
so i had this brilliant idea.
you know the feeling trying to get a ride to the airport? like time is slowly creeping on you the closer and closer your departure date is? and when you finally do get around to getting someone to drive you to the airport, they suddenly drop out? so you’re frantically looking around, texting people, calling people, writing to people, sending flares, morse coding?
well, i should hope not cause you’re a responsible human with good, dependable friends.
how about this:
“Ever drove 40 minutes on the highway to pick up some friends from their ministry trip? Ever wondered why you were being stalked by a car behind you for the past half hour? All of a sudden, you realize that it’s your best friend’s roommate’s small group leader, and it dawns on you: you’re both going to the airport at the same time! Wondering why they would try to compete with picking up your friends that arrived from their ministry trip, you give the car some gas (to go the speed limit; i don’t condone speeding) to get to the airport before anyone else can. You (carefully) swerve around vehicles in your way, and finally get to MCI. Your best friend’s roommate’s small group leader is no where to be seen. You will finally earn the title of ‘Best Car Driver’ around the circle of friends returning from their trip. You see them, but lo, and behold! Your co-worship team member’s vocal coach’s son is there too! As you are wondering how they know each other, your best friend’s roommate’s small group leader pulls behind you, and your co-worship team member’s vocal coach’s son jumps in the car. You are confused, agitated, relieved, happy, and still more confused as you wave to the departing vehicle and welcome your friends from the ministry trip into your car.”
“All this could have been easier if I would have known what times people were going to be at the airport.” ~You (from a parallel universe)
^see, that’s the head catcher for my brilliant plan. i’d invite a lot of people around the ihopkc community, post my manifesto, then see what would happen next.
unfortunately, after i had thought out my masterplan, facebook decided to mess me up.
you see, there’s this thing called, “error, the thing you’re trying to accomplish isn’t working; sorry, try again another time,” and then there’s the other thing called, “it may look like there’s an error, but actually it’s working.”
so i try to post it. guess what thing happened.
i hope you now understand why i was in my room for the past 84 years. i had to individually select each member of each group to boot them out of the page that should not have existed because there’s no easy, “delete group” button.
i made seven to nine groups of mainly 50+ people. because if you don’t succeed at first, mash that “create group” button.