Monday, April 09, 2007

Go figure...

Recently I had a conversation with a neighbor who suggested that my being in seminary was "something to keep me busy." I asked if that was some kinda bad joke and got the response, "well, I just figured it was your new hobby."

WHAT THE...???

To my credit, I did not offer a string of "colorful metaphors" or make any um.... "anatomically impossible suggestions" in response. But boy... Go figure!! I wonder why the heck people say stuff like that.

A NEW HOBBY????

Puh-lease.

Can we still not accept that women are also available to be Called by God? That we too are able to study and prepare for vocational ministry??? If I were male, would I get this kinda claptrap? Somehow, I don't think so...

Deb

3 comments:

mompriest said...

No, if you were male you'd either get awe and respect or "you'll neve make any money at that" as the response...but a hobby??? wow.

Yes, I my 16 hour plus days during Holy Week were just a hobby... yikes...

Of course I love the work I do. It is the BEST work I have ever done. And like you, this is not my first "job"...I have some experience upon which to base this assessment...

So, yes. I really do love my work. Every day. Always. I am deeply blessed. Seminary is just one step along the way...but alas you will run into DF forever..(that's dumb f....)...

I didn't say that...

(feel free to delete me...)

mompriest said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a few comments. I wondered, after I left my post here yesterday, if I had offended you with the language of my comments...gotta watch myself when I am overly tired! The little kid in me comes out swingin'

zorra said...

Reminds me of the therapist who worked in a clinic where I also went to work after I finished my doctorate and got licensed. Months later, he remarked that when we first met he had sized me up as a "dilettante housewife." Uh huh. Perhaps I decided to go to grad school, write a dissertation, and spend three years in clinical training because watching soap operas, mopping the floor and getting a mani/pedi every week no longer provided sufficient diversion...