Sometimes work can be more than just a measly paycheck.
Sometimes there is some great blog material to be had (if you are nosy enough like me).
And sometimes it can be just a bunch of completely unsolicited crap spewed at you all day long.
But today was a good day as a co-worker informed everyone at lunch that her daughter, sadly, will not be in her Church Christmas pageant this year.
“Why not?” someone feigning interest asked in between bites.
C’mon like you would have cared either.
“Well" she explained "Because we received a newsletter home last week informing us that our Priest is gay”
Blog alert! Blog alert!
“Gay huh?” finally something interesting around this dry joint “What’s the old Priest-Out-O'-Meter up to this week?” I asked
Well someone had to be the first
“Ha ha. So funny” she eye-rolled.
Well I thought so.
“Well, you don’t hear about any Rabbis goin’ out and gettin’ gay
Apparently, I only open my mouth to change feet.
Careful don’t-want-to-offend-because-I-have-to-live-with-these-people-five-days-a-week- chuckles lightly chime throughout the room.
Grow some balls people!
Non-attending-pageant-of-gay-priest mom continues “He decided to send a newsletter home explaining everything so that there wouldn’t be any talk”
“And they won’t talk now???!!!”
Would anyone have had the ability to keep quiet?
“I’m not sure but I do know that we are not attending that Church any longer. I was raised in a house where Gay was not the way”
Hmmm…were her parents bumper stickers?
“That’s not to say that I don’t have many gay friends…” she quickly amended.
Can that statement be amended?
“Seems a shame that your daughter will be so disappointed. Can’t you just let her do the pageant this one year?” a brave soul asked
“But now he’s gay!” she gasps
Betcha anything he was gay yesterday too.
“And now he’ll be after little boys”
So, er, your daughter should be safe right?
“Who says that you’re automatically a Petafile when you’re gay?” Whoa...Go Accounting…represent!
I have got to eat slower
“Everyone knows that. Priests are known for that” Not-The-Way-Mom raised by bumper stickers declared
So all actors and congressman are Petafiles too? What about my hair dresser? OMG… cut with gay scissors!!!! I must go home and hide my male cats!!!
Oops, did I say that out loud?
“It’s what I believe and I don’t have to explain myself!” huffy might be the most appropriate word here.
Well I guess that’s what religion is all about right? .....What you believe?
Hmmmm….now how to get out of this lunchroom gracefully.
“So….how’s about those Jews making up their minds on how to spell Chanukah...”
I really am my own worst disease.