I play the piano at our Wednesday evening services. When we have Holy Communion, the piano bench blocks the aisle for communicants returning from the altar. For years, I could never remember to push in the bench after the Hymn of the Day.

Kassie tried gentle reminders. I forgot.

She tried admonitions. I ignored them.

She tried a sticky note. I didn’t see it.

She tried several sticky notes. I still didn’t see them.

Then, she got serious.


I pushed in the bench.