From: David Rice
Sub: 05-may-94 Nat'l Day of Fear (Prayer)
Date: 10 May 94 11:29:02
How I Spent My National Day Of Fear
The company that I work at had an employee put together an
employee prayer meeting during business hours, in one of
the conference rooms. She put up a flyer a few days before
to gather interested employees, and had reserved the room
for three periods of 30 minutes each.
So naturally I wanted to attend all three meetings!
I called her up the day before and told her I was interested
in attending her p\r\e\y pray meetin'. She said "That's
great!" She then told me that she "just knew" I was a
Christian and not an atheist like everyone says, because I
am, and I quote her very words, "too nice."
"But I'm not a Christian," I said.
"Uh," she replied.
"I'm a Pagan."
"Uh," she replied again.
"So. Which gods are we going to pray to? Will there be room
for my sword, chalace, athamy, pentagram, and smoke?"
"Uh," she replied yet again.
"And do you think 90 minutes is enough to pray to all the
gods? We wouldn't want to upset any of them by only praying
to some and not to all."
"Uh, is this a joke?" she asked.
"You tell ME!"
"Uh. Who is this?!"
"David Rice, like I said. Shall we pray to them in alphabetical
order? Who gets prayed to first? May I summon Lilith, my Goddess?"
"Uh. Uh, uh, uh. . . ."
"My boss isn't here, so I can attend all three meetings. Will
there be wine and cheese afterwards?"
"Uh, is this David Rice?!"
"You're NOT funny! "
No doubt I'll be memo-ed shortly.