Do you ever look at your program at church, and you swear someone just made up the title of the closing hymn, because you have never, in your 37 years of church, sung it?
Now everyone in my ward are what scientist call "timid singers". Our singing is almost inaudible because no one sings out.
Now, I don't like to toot my own horn about my singing, because no one likes a bragger, but I was a soloist in my fifth grade choir, thus, I am not afraid of singing out, for I, like Charlotte Church, have the voice of an angel.
So as the introduction to the song started, I thought to myself, "Rob, why don't you do everyone a favor and lead out on this song. Help these struggling saints find their inner singing voice."
So I just jumped right in there, singing in a full, strong voice, "Ring out wild Hills, and save us...."
That's when everyone turned around and looked. And that is when I realized the organist was still playing the introduction, and I came in about three measures early.
Now in this moment what do you do?
You already have everyone's full attention, so whatever you do is going to be noticed.
You wanna know what I did? Well, like any mature adult, I just smiled, gave a friendly nod...and then faked a nose bleed and walked out of the meeting.
That's what grown ups do, Right?