“You have to look for the bulges. Bulges aren’t good.”
Ten year old Evan kept repeatedly himself, telling me to look for bulges. I had no idea what the young lad was talking about, but it was making me uncomfortable.
I periodically help out at a donut shop when they are shorthanded. On a recent busy Saturday morning, as customers were lined up out the door, and I was boxing dozens of donuts as quickly as they became cool enough to package. That’s when I learned bulges are bad.
At 53 years old, I thought I had a good grasp of bulges, but apparently not. Evan was the son of one of the other workers, a veteran worker, so he obviously knew more about the bad bulge than I.
“Bulges aren’t good. You have to look for the bulges. You aren’t supposed to put bulges in a box,” cried poor Evan, the town fryer, who was clearly distressed because I was not heeding his advice.
Rather, what I was doing, was trying with all my might not to giggle like a school girl every time he said “look for bulges.” I kept thinking, “Is this prepubescent lad referring to Long Johns? Why does he keep saying bulge, bulge, bulge?”
He must have been stressing over my noncompliance because he returned with his mom, who proceeded to rip a bulging donut in half, to determine if it was too doughy to sell. Ooooooooh, now I get it: donut bulges.
Whoopsie, I had been guilty of putting the bulge in the box. I had been properly schooled by a ten year old boy. I know concerned Evan meant only to preserve the famous reputation of the sinfully delicious fried nut.
I told him, donut fret young man, I got this. He was actually rather adoughable.
Laurie Laughlin: Funny Motivational Humorist Speaker
Laurie Laughlin, is a Funny Motivational Speaker who lost her parents and her home at a young age, lost a job that she truly enjoyed, lost her health, her entire life savings, and she even lost the ability to trust and to feel safe. But the one thing she never lost is her sense of humor.
With a degree in Homeland Security, background in lie detecting, direct sales, and stand up comedy, she now enjoys her days as a corporate keynote speaker.
In her most requested program about resilience, Laurie shows audiences how they can use laughter to push through difficult times to keep going despite setbacks and challenges.
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