I walked into the living room earlier today and found Brother Oliver sitting quietly with one of the toys sent to us by Andrea and the Celestial Kitties. I was excited, because I had been looking forward to playing with that particular toy all morning.
I said, “Hey Brother O! I’ve been looking all over for that simulated fluffy tail toy. Do you think I might have a turn with it?” Brother Oliver looked at me for a second, and then looked away saying, “Ummmm… no… I’m sorry Leader Otis. Today is “Selfish Sunday”, and we’re not supposed to share anything with anyone today.”
I told Brother Oliver I had never heard of such a day, and that I thought he must be mistaken. He assured Me that Selfish Sunday was real, and that it definitely prohibited him from sharing the toy. He said that tomorrow he would be free to share again, but it was absolutely out of the question today. I didn’t know what to do so I just climbed up on the cat tree and stared at him from there.
After a few minutes, Brother Oliver said, “Leader Otis… could you please stop staring at me?” I said, “I’m sorry Brother Oliver, but I can’t. Haven’t you heard? It’s Staring Sunday. I am not allowed to stop staring at you today.” A few more minutes passed and Brother Oliver got up, saying, “Ummmm… I think I need a snack.” He then turned and left the room muttering, “I’m not sharing any though…”
After Brother Oliver disappeared, I jumped down and started playing with the toy. I was having a blast with it, so much so that the commotion I was making drew Brother Henry into the room. Excitedly he said, “Wow Leader Otis! That looks like fun! Can I play with it too?” Poor guy. He was so disappointed when I told him what day it was.
So Sayeth Otis