As I flipped through the 5 channels that I get on TV, and I stumbled upon Caddyshack.
A classic indeed.
This scene was the one I came in on ….. and while hilarious — it made me think a lot about life. But you knew that was coming, didn’t you?
So, this girl throws the candy bar into the water — harmless, right? Apart from ruining perfectly good chocolate … it’s not really hurting anyone.
The people in the pool aren’t expecting this. They aren’t anticipating a piece of chocolately goodness floating in the pool [because 1. I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t float in real life … and 2. it really does resemble doodie] … they’re going about their lives, having fun in their comfortable worlds.
Then — it’s spotted.
Chaos — and hilarity — ensues.
How often does something get thrown at us in our lives [literally or figuratively], and we make a break for it like all the people in the pool. We might not recognize it for what it really is — as in the case of the mistaken doodie — and we might not even see or test it out for ourselves as most of the people in the pool — most of them never even saw the candy in question, they fled on someone else’s word.
If just one person had stopped and given a closer look — the whole scenario could have been avoided. Money spent, heartache, worry — all wouldn’t have happened. Sure, it might terrifying and possibly gross to inspect the faux-doodie — but in the end, it would have saved a lot of trouble and you might have gotten a free tasty snack to boot.
So the moral of this story: test all the potential doodie that gets thrown at you in life — you just might find some sweet, sweet chocolate.