Friday, January 23, 2009

Fairly Funny Friday

Back in the day (circa 1996), Tony and I ventured East to the land of forest green, rolling hills, and crowded highways. He had gotten an internship with a certain love song singing, Kennedy canoodling senator. We had one car,a 1990 Honda CRX which carried everything we owned: 7 CDs, a bag of Doritos, and a dream, my friends. Oh, and we had love, which was great because we had to live on that. Money just wasn’t an option.

Senator CD signing at a mall near you paid a stipend of $600 a month. Now I know, in 1996 everything cost a little less. So it was really like $650 a month now- we should have been living like royalty! Nevertheless, we were really greedy and wanted food and gas, so I got two jobs to keep us afloat.

One of those jobs was teaching preschool, and after a couple of weeks I told the director that I was LDS (an acronym for Latter Day Saint as in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for those of you who may be less familiar with the term.) She looked shocked and told me that was amazing! She promoted me to supervisor and I received a raise and I conducted the staff meetings and wrote some curriculum and she constantly complimented me and praised my efforts!

Wow, this laying out my religion thing was awesome! I would totally have to “share” the gospel more often. Finally, after a few months of this, the one other Mormon who worked there took me aside. “Rachel, when you told her you were LDS, she thought you meant LD…Learning Disabled.



OH.CRAP.





Sue's got a Very Funny Friday carnival going on so check it out. Thanks to B. for the Fairly Funny Friday idea. I know it's been over two weeks since my last post (that's like 114 years in blog world...my bad)



27 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh no!! That is so funny!

Carey said...

That's hilarious! Great post!

Erin said...

That is really funny. At that point, you probably weren't sure whether to straighten her out or not :)

Hey, I loved your rhyming on my blog post. Very impressive!

Mina said...

Glad you're back.

That is hilarious. It's like the time Kramer gets mistaken for being mentally challenged after a dentist visit. What happened when she found out you were of normal intelligence, if abnormal in religious belief?

rachel said...

Mina, sadly it was never the same. All those compliments just went out the window...sadly this post should be called fairly pathetic Friday :)

mindij said...

I AM SAYING THIS LOUD AND SLOW SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND! GOOD JOB! I AM GLAD YOU GOT PAST YOUR CHALLENGES AND WERE ABLE TO CONDUCT STAFF MEETINGS!!

PS-IS THAT THE SAME MINA THAT MADE THE KENNEDY COMMENT AT SERIOUSLY SO BLESSED? YOU WERE VERY POPULAR WITH THAT ONE-VERY FUNNY!!!

clan of the cave hair said...

that is a Brilliant story!

rubberbandgirl said...

That is so you.
Hilarious!

Lara said...

That is like 114 years, glad you are back:) If you want free make-up you just have to show up at Macys, Dillards, or Nordstrom. You don't need any proof. I went to Dillards and Macys (because they said you could do that) and they had an area set up where you sign a paper and pick your product. They had everything from mascara to perfume. I am totally a sucker for free stuff

Jillene said...

That is HILARIOUS!!

Melissa said...

How funny! Thanks for posting it!

Lara said...

That is just perfect! Hey, it was probably meant to be...could've been if you'd said you were Mormon she would have fired you on the spot. Tender mercies, you know. :)

Little Miss English Teacher said...

LoL. Learning Disabled! Aw poor you! But hey, you got a promotion out of it! And hopefully you still got to minister!

devri said...

that is too funny woman!!

Kellie said...

Oh sad! Funny, but sad! i like the idea of a fairly funny Friday.

Lara said...

No WAY! I served my mission in Romania (which is WHY I lived there) too! Your husband is Elder Benjamin! I served there a bit later than he did, but I am pretty sure he was companions with my husband...Elder Neves. Ask him. Small world!

Lara said...

Just verified. Your husband trained my husband. Too funny.

Robin said...

It was great visiting with you last week. I always come away more cheerful, more savy, and more determined to express myself with the written word.

Lara said...

Yes, the gypsy story is infamous. Not only have I heard it a million times from my husband, but I learned about it in the MTC and in the mission.

No, we didn't meet in Romania. My husband got home right before I left to go in the MTC...we met afterwards at BYU. Just a happy coincidence that we both served there.

We have been to several reunions, but we have lived a bit too far to make it the last few times.

Melissa said...

Hmm, I wonder if that would be a good approach to sharing the Gospel. I'm LD. Want to come to church with me?"

Christine said...

Yes, you are the only Rachel I know. :) I should have linked your blog, but I don't know how people feel about that (privacy preferences and all.)

Anyway, have fun with this one! And I loved your Funny Friday story - that's a classic.

R Max said...

From one Learning Disabled to another --- GREAT JOB!

(See how I complimented you...)

Christine said...

That's fine with me. I like attention. :)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

This is a great story. Not only for your wonderful writing, but also because until about two weeks ago, I had no idea what LDS stood for. (Yes, I am lame.) I finally googled it. I had previously thought it was some type of Mom's group. :)

-Francesca

trish said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA Thats awesome
Great story!

Donna said...

That's so funny! I've never heard of anyone confusing "LDS" in that way before. At least it worked out in your favor!

myimaginaryblog said...

I love to truly laugh out loud -- thanks so much for sharing this story!