Friday, January 15, 2010

Raise your hand if you want proof that I'm a dummy!

Remember back in the day when Shelle over at blokthoughts hosted that Don't you hate it when contest once a week?

Well here's one, fresh off the boat:

Don't you hate it when you have a blind date at the temple and you're super nervous because it's with the Stake Young Women's President who says she'd like to get to know you spiritually before your ward conference. So you get up early to polish your halo and put on your best divine face--no make-up, no earrings--just freshly dusted 100% pure holiness. Good golly, you look positively religious when you show up for your 9:30 a.m. session.

But don't you hate it when you run into your Drivers Ed teacher on the way into the temple and he is still such a gentlemen after all these years that he lets you go first. So there you are, suddenly feeling like a teenager learning to parallel park, but acting like America's next top spiritual super-model, as you step to the front of the line in slow motion, shaking your tresses as if you're rising from the metaphorical pool of virtue.

You hand the nice temple worker your recommend and he eyeballs it. And then he eyeballs you. And then he scans it. And then he furrows his brows and says, "I'm sorry, miss, but your recommend is expired."

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . como say what???????

Como say YOUR RECOMMEND IS EXPIRED! he shouts as if you no habla ingles.

That's where the sheepishly awkward exit comes in handy.

At least it wasn't my driver's license, but yea, I just stood up my YW president. Left her at the alter. Of the temple.

I just hope she doesn't find out about my Truth or Dare plans with the Young Men/Young Women. I would hate for her to draw conclusions and make sweeping generalizations that I'm getting my inspirations crossed.

P.S. For those of you who read my recent post about the Old Boat Guy and his gold buick, please click here for photographic evidence of his buick and proof that he's as color-blind as a bat.

Can I get an AMEN here!


Martha said...

I had bad dreams of my temple recommend being expired when I went to my nephew's wedding last month. I kept double checking to be sure. Since our temple is still particially naked (well it's white, just no lights at night) I hadn't gone in quite a while.

Anjeny said...

That sucks big time, girl!! I go past the hate to You should've explained to the recommend collector that since you have a Hawaii recommend, yours should still be good since our Laie temple is still standing its naked glory-ness...LOL.

Although, I would've loved to be there to see your blushed face...I know, I'm such a terrible friend because I want to laugh at my friends. lol

♥Georgie♥ said...

Crash you are so funny girl! so funny!

Tiffany said...

It happens to all of us. Bummer!

I am Lorinda W- you can call me LoW said...

Aw man, I sorta just had a similar experience. I went with the youth and my recommend didn't work. It was brand new and hadn't been 'called in' yet or something. But I felt my face go red, and that like, NEVER happens. But the Bishop was there to speak for me, the worker said I could go in "this time". But now I am not sure it's fixed and I am nervous about when I go back.

April said...

Way to make a first impression! I am giggling just thinking about it. That's something I would do only I would show up with no recommend for my niece's wedding with no recommend in hand. And they say, oh, we can call someone in your bishopric if you like. And I say, or you can talk to my husband, he's in the bishopric. Disaster averted! I'm going to check mine right now!

wv is niess...hahaha to remind me of my rude!

The Garden of Egan said...

You left her at the alter?????
Oh, my.
I hope you can inspire her in other ways.
Some freshly ground whole wheat bread might be a good start....maybe.
Good luck to ya, you sinner!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

OK first of all I have to say how sad I am that I missed the slumper/kissingfession last night. I was 14, true story.

Second of all stake YW presidents put their pants on one leg at a time and I am sure that she completely unsterdood. Nobody's perfect. But I am sorry for your blushing anyway.

Third, too bad you didn't have a counselor there or you husband so they could have brought someone else's recommend back out to you so you could get in. I have heard of someone doing this to get into her sisters wedding. She was in Salt Lake and her recommend was in Provo. She said no way was she going back to get it, no way was she going through the stress of someone trying to be called, and no way was she missing the event. So she made her husband bring her other sister's recommend out to her and she used it to get in. What do you think of that? Does the spirit of the law apply here?

Waiting for the Check the Poo post. K.

IWA (e - va) said...

LOL @ nutty... really? breaking into the temple! haha!

awww... sorry it happen to you!
but like martha, i too had nightmares of that happening to me...and then when the day came that i got sealed, i showed up and they said I had the wrong type of reccomend! so the busy office peeps here ran around trying to get a hold of my bishop and stake president in Utard! to get a sealing reccomend faxed to the temple before my session finished so that I could get sealed soon after it...... and the good peeps in hawaii made it happen!

Ps. If you broke in... I think that would have been awesome (if you didnt get caught)!