Thursday afternoon My First Wife and I attended a funeral of a pretty good buddy from our church. The place was packed; all seats taken and extra chairs brought in.
After that we hurried to another state to participate in Grandparent’s Day at our grandkids’ elementary school. The featured entertainment was in the “all-purpose” room where the music students outdid themselves. The room was packed; SRO.
At both places we heard this four times. Pointing to a chair: “Is anyone sitting here?”
After the fourth time, I stood up, stared hard at the chair and said, “I don’t see anyone.”
Bonus: At church when someone asks, “Is this seat saved?” we often answer, “No, but it’s under conviction.”