Well, as I prepare for another Easter season I think back to one about ten years ago. I worked with a great guy who was of the Baptist faith. One afternoon, he decided to go over to the drink machine and purchase a soda. Being the gentleman he was, he asked if he could get me one as well.
“No, thanks, Byram,” I said, “I gave up sodas for Lent.”
“Lint?” he asked.
“No, Lent,” I said. When he clearly had no idea what I was referring to, I explained further, “You know, it’s that period that runs from Ash Wednesday to Easter.”
“Humph,” he said, with a naughty twinkle in his eye, “Now that’s one LONG period! Are the cramps bad?”