Knowing this blog is linked with the title to some others, and some of those others have prude followers, I abbreviated.
But here is a sentence I said at work, to a colleague, that I never imagined I'd say in the context of work (or anywhere else for that matter): "Just because someone is waving around a Bible and talking about oral sex DOES NOT mean you should pepper spray him!"
As my friend Mike D said, that demands a backstory. And a backstory it has.
One of the directors at one of our chapters in a neighboring state is on leave, and the interim replacement and I were chatting about some things. Normal things: events, letters of support for grants, etc. Then she says, "I need to ask your advice about something."
Me: "Go on."
Her: "There's this man that keeps coming in and waving around a Bible and talking about oral sex, and saying people should be allowed to do what they like. One of my volunteers felt threatened, and I asked what she needed to feel safe, and she said pepper spray. Do you think it's OK for us to have pepper spray?"
Me: "Has he made any threats?"
Me: "Has he indicated that he was going to be violent?"
Her: "No, he just keeps waving around a Bible and talking about oral sex."
Then I said the sentence I wrote above.
Then I had to explain to everyone in the office who was within earshot, as it's not the kind of thing you say without explanation (at least in my line of work. I can't speak for everyone.)
I am wondering if what my great-grandmother said is true, and it takes all kinds of people to make a world, or if what Mr. RK says is true, and that we're just stuck with the kinds that are here.
And no, the lolcat has nothing to do with the post, but I didn't want to do too specific of an internet search for obvious reasons.