Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Interest and Laundry

If you ever talked to me, you know this is not a new idea of mine.

Interest and laundry are very much the same. The laundry never sleeps, or gets sick, it works on Sundays and holidays.
The only difference between Interest and laundry is laundry goes on vacation WITH you.
Once overwhelmed with laundry it becomes your companion every minute of the day and night, you cannot shut it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss. Fail to meet its demands, it crushes you.

In case you have never heard the original quote its from President J. Reuben Clark,
Interest never sleeps nor sickens nor dies; it never goes to the hospital; it works on Sundays and holidays; it never takes a vacation; it never visits nor travels; it takes no pleasure; it is never laid off work nor discharged from employment; it never works on reduced hours; it never has short crops nor droughts; it never pays taxes; it buys no food; it wears no clothes; it is unhoused and without home and so has no repairs, no replacements, no shingling, plumbing, painting, or whitewashing; it has neither wife, children, father, mother, nor kinfolk to watch over and care for; it has no expense of living; it has neither weddings nor births nor deaths; it has no love, no sympathy; it is as hard and soulless as a granite cliff. Once in debt, interest is your companion every minute of the day and night; you cannot shun it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss it; it yields neither to entreaties, demands, or orders; and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you. (in Conference Report, Apr., 1938, p. 103.)

On Saturday I can clean and fold every piece of dirty laundry, but the time everyone is bath, ready for bed and ready to go to church the next morning, I have almost a FULL load of laundry, by the time Sunday is over I have more than one load. Sometimes it makes me want to cry. You can clean the house and go on vacation. When you get home the house is still clean, laundry not so much, not at all.

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