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Monday; November 20

When I was growing up we questioned “Preacher’s Stories” wondering if they were merely “parables” created to make a point.  Today’s version of preacher stories might be “Things Overheard In Walmart”.  I don’t know if it is true, but the other day I heard a story that I thought was pretty good.  A lady was looking at frozen turkeys but couldn't find one big enough.   She asked the stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?".  He replied with a straight face, "No ma'am, they're dead."  While there is an entertainment value in the superficial sharing of this story, there is something even deeper.  If examined independently, each part of this exchange is valid, but when they are combined in a single encounter, that’s where things get interesting.  Each person was precise in their individual point, the problem presented itself when it came time to interpret the other’s message.  This story reminded me a reality of communication:  there are three sides to a…