I saw a friend over the holidays that told me this story that I can't stop thinking about. I've laughed out loud at least twenty times thinking about it. Here it is. He said when he moved to his new house a few years ago he wanted to find a church that was close to bring his kids to. There was the traditional church and the "cool church."
So he and his wife and kids go to the cool church and in the middle of the Mass. It happens. It looks like there is going to be some gay ass acting performance. The song Cats In The Cradle starts playing and from the front of the church a man in a suit slowly walks out. He's pretending to talk on his cell phone and he seems preoccupied. (OK this in itself would have me falling out of the pew).
He slowly walks down the aisle and stops about a quarter of the way down. Busily talking (miming that he's talking) on his cell. Totally overacting with the hand motions and everything.
Then...everyone in the church looks toward the back at something. My friend looks back and what is it? A nerdy, chubby kid holding a baseball and baseball glove. He's walking toward his "dad."
(Remember. Cats In The Cradle is still playing.)
He walks up to the dad and motions that he wants to have a catch. The dad puts his hand out as if to say, "I can't talk son." and points to the phone as if to say, "Can't you see I'm busy?"
He also said it looked like the first time the kid had ever had a baseball the way he was throwing it in the glove.
HAHAHA!!! My friend said it took everything in him not to erupt into laughter. But his wife sat there stone faced. Able to hide that she was holding in the laughter. Which made him laugh harder. Oh my God I would have died!!! I wish he had told me about it back in the day because I would have gone to see that.
Well, hope you all think it's funny. Just the visual of it slays me.
In related news here's a short post I wrote a few years ago about my thoughts when I was at a Communion.