Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What kind of "est" would you be?

David and I met a man at the gym on Saturday and in true southern form, he divulged much of his life story to us within the first 10 minutes of talking (this was during our "cool down":)). He then asked about us, specifically how many kids we wanted to have. When we told him 4-6 he said, "Ya'll Catholics?"

"No, Mormon, actually."

"You don't say. I've only known one other Mormon in my life and he was the workingest man I ever knew." He then went on to tell us about how hard this man worked to support his large family and how much respect he had for him.

Aside from the fact that I don't think "workingest" is actually a word, his comment got me thinking about what kind of "est" I might be if I was the only Mormon someone knew. Also, with election mania going on I've wondered a bit what role one person plays in all of this. This man's comment led me to the conclusion that, religion aside, we each can be the "est" at something whether it be kind-est, loyal-est, faithful-est, friendli-est, funni-est, reliabl-est (just go with it), etc. So as food for thought: if someone were to describe you, what "est" word do you think they would use?

10 comments:

nevadanista said...

Recently I've become a bloggingest person. Yesterday - three posts in one day! And a commentingest person too. Someone help me stop...

I would say you are a cleverest person :)

*NaTaLiE SaNdaLL* said...

Wow, that is DEEP. I need to think about that one. I'll have to get back to you. What are you doing working out still, aren't you due soon...? Good for you!!!

Young Family said...

Laziest...or Hottest! You pick!

Lisa Curtis said...

There are just too many....hmmm...prettiest, smartest, wonderfulest, spiritualest, humblest!
haha!! Seriously, I have no idea
I need your email address.....

Jen H said...

What a great post. One of the most thought provoking-est ones I've read in a while. You got me thinking (not sure if that is a good thing or not!)

Nellie said...

You'd for sure be the clever-est . . . mine would be the laundry-est, I think.

tiffany said...

Deep thoughts! I'm impressed girl. I don't actually know what -est word others would use for me, but currently I am trying for leastmoddoiest pregnant woman. Success has been out of my reach for the past couple of days, but I'll keep trying:)

Paul and Kristina said...

I would say you are the kindest. For me I think I am the funniest, but I am the only one who thinks I am funny. Ha Ha!

Sheri Willardson said...

I think you are the wittiest and sweetest person I know. I love reading your posts because you are so good at expressing your thoughts. I wonder what people would say about me.....

Greg and Sariah said...

In high school...according to my yearbook signatures...I was the quietest. According to Camden tonight...I'm the loudest. According to my jeans in this family...I'm the fattest. But I like to think of myself as the neediest. hahaha

You are definitely the cleverEST, most sweetest, and funniest. Second to Kristina E. apparently.