Sunday, January 02, 2011

Yay Lord

I walked about 2 minutes down the hill this morning to scope out a church in my neighborhood. Why would someone do such a thing? I have this hunch that knowing my neighbors could be prophetable.

I was the only other white person in the church. The service lasted about 2 hours. I had to pee. A Dr. O was called up front to announce that the church hoped to raise 100k by October, praise God, please give as much as you can, Amen? The "pastor and first lady" sat at the front in white, flanked by well-suited men, including one in purple. A Ms. Someone announced that it was God that brought each of us there that day, Amen, and it was here he sent us -- not to the other churches, not to a Baptist church, not to a Methodist church, not to a church of Jesus Christ of the Latter days Saints, Thank God for That! The first lady gave a brief rundown of the most prominent donors towards the 100k goal, noting that so-and-so had pledged 1k, "and they are handing in the check today" at which point someone scrambled to the front to drop off a check. The first lady went on to humbly note that she and the pastor were contributing 10k, and Dr O, well, "Dr O, do you mind if I tell them what you pledged?", and he's like, "I don't care" and she said 5k. The preacher started out soft and ended up shouting and the congregation whooped along with him. A lot of nice people, but it seems that most of them are not my neighbors, driving in from at least a couple miles.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Mountaineer said...

What I'd like to know is: Were you the only white person, or who was the other one? Where/When did you get to pee? Was any one friendly to you?

6:13 PM  
Anonymous dr perfection said...

was there another white person or were you the only white person?

were you being clever or can't you spell profitable and is this because you were homeschooled?

4:00 PM  
Blogger My Freakwentness said...

There was exactly one other white person, making me the only other white person. How else could it be?

I found an OK place to pee.

Prophetable is klever.

I'm weird because my parents are weird, and that's also why I was home schooled.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you not post my comment because I am weird? I would just like to know.

kbs

9:50 AM  
Blogger My Freakwentness said...

??? Sorry kbs, I didn't notice any comment from you.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must have slipped between the cracks. It came before Mountaineer and dr perfection said a word, and I asked about that "only other white person" statement. I said something,too, about slipping "Announcement of Amounts Donated" into the Sunday morning bulletin schedule to see how the offering swells.

kbs

7:08 PM  

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