Henry Styron–Advice for Supermarket Baggers

I’m starting a new feature called “Advice for Everyone,” in which we try to provide helpful advice to pretty much everybody.  Obviously it’ll take a while to get done.

I’ll start it off.

Advice For Supermarket Baggers: When you’re bringing in grocery carts from the parking lot, be careful of your hands.  If you get your fingers pinched between two jammed-together carts it can really, really hurt.  Trust me on this; I speak from painful experience.

Name: Henry Styron.  Everybody calls me “Henry.”

Age: 48

Where I Live: Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Occupation:  Associate pastor at a Baptist church and aspiring writer.  I’m a rich and famous author, except for the “rich and famous” part.

The most interesting place I’ve visited:  Probably the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.  But the “Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum” in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is really a very cool place.  Oh, and any library in the world.

Pet peeve?  People who aren’t sensitive to other people’s time.

Favorite movie?  The Princess Bride

How can people pray for you? For the grace to be an abiding-in-Christ man of prayer.

Family?  Married for twenty-seven years, with three kids and one obnoxious cat.

Anything else of interest?  I’m an amateur actor, I make good omelets, I’m allergic to aspirin, and I used to deliver bottled water to the Pentagon.