Mary holding out hope for 4th wise man bearing an air fryer

From The Babylon Bee.

BETHLEHEM — According to sources close to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the young Jewish mom was touched by the gifts brought to her by the wise men: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Still, she was a bit disappointed that none of them had brought an air fryer.

“Oh, cool. Such great gifts. Thanks, guys!” she said, trying to mask her disappointment that she didn’t get the slick kitchen appliance all her friends constantly brag about while hanging out by the well or at the Nazareth Mall. “So, there’s like, just three of you? No biggie, was just making sure there weren’t others on the way or anything. Cool, cool.”

After the wise men had departed, Joseph reportedly caught Mary wistfully looking out the stable door toward the East, thinking she heard camel hooves. “Oh, guess it wasn’t another wise man. That’s fine. I’m really happy with the gifts I got and everything. Really, if I got more, it’d be too much. Like how would we lug home an air fryer anyway? I didn’t really need one. It’s kind of impractical.”

At publishing time, Joseph had caught an envious Mary watching a Facebook story of Elizabeth opening her new air fryer and showing off some low-carb fried pickle spear recipes.

33 Responses to Mary holding out hope for 4th wise man bearing an air fryer

  1. […] of Bitterness which was a re-post, I guess you could call it, from The Babylon Bee,  titled “Mary holding out hope for 4th wise man bearing an air fryer” […]

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  2. Sue Cass says:

    Don’t feel bad, Mary, I didn’t get one either. lol

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  3. joyroses13 says:

    Haha!! Happy New Year!
    Air fryer’s are really nice. 🙂

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  4. I wonder how many will be stored away in cupboards in a year’s time?

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  5. Rivergirl says:

    Mary and I are birds of a different feather. She wants them and doesn’t get them, I don’t want them but my husband keeps giving them to me.

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  6. Cederq says:

    Mary was lucky to get three Wise Men… look around, that is in short supply nowadays.

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  7. Hetty Eliot says:

    You’d think Elizabeth would be air-frying up some locusts for her son John.

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  8. Jean says:

    I thought that since they were staying in a stable with a newborn baby some clean swaddling clothes and a casserole might have come in handy.

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  9. Herb says:

    🤣 I love the Bee

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  10. Haha!!
    Reminds me of the old watch commercial. A young woman is opening up a gift, while her husband is sitting next to her with a “…she’s really gonna love what I got her” expression. She opens the box, turns to the guy with a disappointed expression and says, “But I wanted a Longines…”

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  11. iannieam says:

    Obviously the three men who visited were not as wise as they claimed to be. Otherwise they would have known that Mary really hoped for an air fryer.
    Visiting from Grace’s blog.

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  12. Tried to reblog this to my WordPress but it didn’t seem to work so I sent it to Facebook instead. Just so very funny and clever too.

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