Saturday, April 5, 2014

Happy Or Sad?

As I settled into my seat next to Hubby Tony before Mass tonight I heard noises coming from the pew behind me.  The people sitting there were either laughing and trying (not too successfully) to stifle it or crying.  At first I couldn't tell which, but after a couple minutes I realized there was something they found really funny.

The quiet giggling would stop for a couple of seconds, then start all over again.  I tied to concentrate on studying the week's readings, but I really wanted to turn around and see what they were up to.  That would be rude, though, so I refrained.

Once Mass began they stopped.  When I sat back down after the opening prayer I tried to sneak an unobtrusive glance their way, but didn't have any luck.  It wasn't until the Sign of Peace I could legitimately turn around and look behind me.  The people turned out to be a normal-looking older couple. We shook hands with no mention of what had transpired earlier.

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  1. You are so polite, I tend to stare without realizing it.

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    1. I figured that since I was in church I should hold myself to a higher standard

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  2. That was a lot of self restraint.

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  3. ha! i can remember a similar experience where i had to wait until the sign of peace to have a look at the people behind me. i think they had a little argument and i wanted so much to put faces to the voices:)

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    1. I'm the same way...always wanting to put faces to the voices

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  4. Oh, you are good! I might not have been able to resist! haha.

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    1. I'm confident you could have if you wanted to :-)

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  5. Yes - putting faces to the voices is exactly the reason I would have turned around for a quick peak. So admire your self restraint!

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    1. Thanks! I guess I WAS in control (this time).

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