Friday, October 21, 2011

Incensed.

I consciously try to avoid becoming incensed.

But I was unable to do so during the following two experiences.

1. When picking the hymn at the beginning of class one day, my Doctrine & Covenants professor said, 
"Oh, the sisters in here don't know Ye Elders of Israel."


You think I don't know "Ye Elders of Israel" because I'm a girl?

Pardon me, but I know all three verses. Probably better than some of the elders in the class.



2. Last week, this reading strategies expert gave us a presentation at work.

And she said this heinous lie:

"Oh, you all don't know what telegrams are, do you?"


Are you trying to tell me I don't know what a telegram is?

Whatever happened to

"Dear Rolfe.
Stop.
Don't stop!
Your Liesl."

?

Oh, I know what a telegram is.


But that's not even the worst of it.

It got worse.

Then she said,

"A telegram is like a tweet."


Um, WHAT?

I think my brain just exploded.

NO.

I don't accept.

Not kosher.

No.

If anything, a tweet is like a telegram. Because the telegram came first.

But it's really not.





Just a soapbox to remind the world
that hymns are hymns
and  the internet is not real life.

5 comments:

  1. Rachel, I enjoy your blog so much! I also try to avoid becoming incensed, but it tends to happen when (1) people are patronizing me, and (2) people try to tell me what I believe. Fun stuff. Um, no, I do not pay 15% tithing, even though you know for a FACT that I do.

    Also, for the record, my family has been known to spontaneously break out into four-part harmony singing "Ye Elders of Israel." Yes--even the girls. :) So I'm with you.

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  2. I love you and your blogposts. Amen sista, amen.

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  3. HAHAHAHA! Too true: the internet is not real life. "Did I tell Gus?! No! That'd be like posting it on Facebook! If I had a facebook... Or if I wanted to share intimate life details with people I'd avoid on the street..."
    Thanks you Shawn Spencer.

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  4. you are the wittiest ever.
    love love love.
    serious win this one is.

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  5. Haha! I love it Rachel!

    In the MTC we were about to sing "Ye Elders of Israel" in a devotional and the man conducting the meeting said, "Now, this song relates more to the sisters than you might think; the opening line states, 'Ye Elders of Israel, come join now with ME.' " I liked that insight. :)

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