Are You A Drummer?

January 15, 2006 — 1 Comment

This post is not about the age-old drum argument or anything like that, but rather a nice pause from talking about how to blog, allowing me to convey to you something rather humorous that happened to me today at my church–something I certainly did not expect. Suprisingly, this has absolutely nothing to do with blogging or Agent Tim Online.

So, here’s the story. The service has already begun and we’ve sung a few songs. The pastor comes up and prays, and then we have a “greeting time” where everyone…well…greets others in the service, by shaking hands, introducing yourself, and basically just making everyone feel at home.

So, I stand up, shake some hands around me, then turn around to shake some vistors hands behind me. I shake one ladies hand…

“Good morning,” I say as I shake her hand and smile.

“Good morning!” she replies enthusiastically.

I move to the shorter lady beside her, who looks to be in her mid-60s or so.

“Good morning!” I smile and shake her hand.

“Are you a drummer?” she says smiling and shaking my hand.

My brother comes and stand beside me and she asks him as well. We both continue to grin and glance at each other, both suprised.

“Uhhhh…actually…no. I’m a guitarist though…”

“Ahh! My grandson is looking for a drummer for his band…” She continues to smile.

“Ohhh…” I smile somewhat sheepishly, “Ummm…okay…”

I turned around, a bit confused and very amused–never heard that one before. I mean, really, I’ve never been invited to be a part of a band by anyone over 20, and this was certainly the first time I’d been invited to join a band by a visitor who was in her 60s whom I’d never met and knew absolutely nothing about. Sometimes things just suprise me, and I wonder if it’s God’s sense of humor (have you seen anteaters?) at work.

It’s always fun to run into people who put the spice into your life, and really wake you up. But’s it’s also very weird. Very, very weird.

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Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

One response to Are You A Drummer?

  1. Yeah, dad and I try to weird out people’s day by waving at them right before they pass us while driving. We throw in an occasional honk too. So far, no one has turned around and pursued us. Phew!

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