Sunday, August 10, 2008

I've Seen it ALL

I swear...this is one for the record books.

And...for all the LDS blurkers out there, this is a pretty small world, and I apologize in advance if this is someone you know. But if it is...let's be honest, you've had a good laugh about it, too.

My parents spoke today in sacrament meeting in their new ward, and Dave and I took the kids to go and support them. (They did a great job, by the way...way to go, Mom and Dad!)

But what we saw in that ward...we shall never forget.

In the row right in front of us (mind you, we were sitting only three rows from the front), an older (40's-50's maybe?), rather large woman proceeded during the opening hymn to LAY DOWN on the pew (mind you...this woman is probably almost six feet tall...), and rest her head on her husband's LAP.

Now... let's review the facts here. I witnessed this type of behavior (albeit to a much lesser extent) ad nauseam in the old singles ward days. You know, the whole "19- year- old-female- head- cocked to a ninety-degree angle on her fresh-off- the- mish boyfriend's shoulder" type of stuff. But I have never before witnessed anything even close to this. This was a grown woman. This woman probably had grown children! But not only that...she was fully equipped with a pillow to lay in between her rather large legs (which...did I mention, were sprawled out on the pew nearly six feet away from her head?).

Okay. So I am probably going to be struck by lightening because I am sure this poor woman has some serious medical malady that makes her so...tired? But still. The front row? A pillow? Come on, people! I will roll a cot into the chapel for you myself, but please, please do it in the back of the chapel, at least!!! Don't expect me to sit behind that and keep a straight face for an hour and ten minutes!!

9 comments:

Bri, Lanny, Ben, Jeff and Lukey said...

i just have to know what she was wearing...the whole pillow image is haunting me!

Courtney said...

Wow, I thought I have seen crazy stuff...that takes the cake for sure!!

Mike said...

I haven't witnessed that yet myself, but have heard of it another time too. This one takes the other I heard though b/c it happened in the FRONT rows! There must've been a medical condition or something (there BETTER have been, I mean) b/c thats pretty rude to the speaker(s) I think. Good laughs though I'm sure!

Jamie said...

Wow, that is seriously nuts! I'm sure she had some ailment that made her do that... let's hope. :)

Mary said...

GIRL!! What IF she did have some bad medical condition!?!? : ) The description is funny though...you need to be a writer...I love how you write out your posts!! They always make me laugh!!

Rees Family said...

That is seriously the funniest thing I have ever heard. I am laughing out loud right now because I CAN totally picture it. I think you should have said something. Craig would have. Did you ask your parents if there was something physically wrong with the woman? Too funny. Thanks for the laugh. See ya tomorrow.

the Painters said...

I am LOLing right now. Classic. Wow. Wow is the word. Hey check your email about Kona, and no, not your dog Kona, the other Kona.

Ward said...

HAHAHAA...the pillow is a great touch.

charonfamily said...

Yikes! Was her name Sheri Harward? We had a lady EVYERY sunday moan in church in pain, then you would see her at the grocery store the next day lifting heavy stuff with a smile. Can anyone say CON ARTIST. There are couches in the foyer for a reason.