Wednesday, February 3, 2010

That's just so wrong!

Tonight in my comment box I said, "That's just so wrong!" about the 20 year old girl who had never been to the post office.

And the more I think about it, the louder I want to say it. In a judgmental tone of voice.


But what's even more wrong is that she didn't know where to write the address or put the stamp.

COME ON! Is this what email and texting has done to our young people? Never going to the post office is bad enough, but have you really lived if you've never written a letter with your own two hands? Or licked a stamp with your tongue?

You know what else is just so wrong? Exercising and reading The Ensign at the same time. There should be a warning label on the back of the magazine that says WARNING: Reading religious material while working out may be hazardous to your health.

I am living proof that it may be hazardous to your health because the next time I see someone at the rec center skimming messages from the prophet while they're frantically pedaling the elliptical, I'm going to poke their eyes out.


I don't think it's right for people to do crossword puzzles or study chemistry while they're working out either, but there's something almost, for lack of a better word, pernicious about trying to progress physically and spiritually at the same time.

Might as well wear a t-shirt that says Don't hate me because I'm faster AND more spiritual than YOU!

That's just. soooooo. wrong!

The only thing you should be doing while you're running in place or spinning your wheels is sweating and looking at your watch and cursing under your breath.

And the only thing you should be doing while you're reading religious material is sweating and looking at your watch and cursing under your breath.

Otherwise you're not living in the now.

LIVE in the NOW, peoples! Live! in! the! now!


Gloria (The Mamafamilias) said...

You will appreciate this blog post that I read:

It's right on up there with the post office girl. And these people will be taking care of me in my old age??? Help me, please.

Sandi said...

right on sistah!

springrose said...

It reminds me of my roomate in college that didn't know how to boil water!!! Um how was she going to eat when we lived in a off campus apartment. (meaning no meals provided?!) We had to teach her everything, including how to vacuum and clean the toilet the correct way! Her mom just gave up because she wasn't interested!! We forced her into it. We weren't going to clean for her and cook all her meals....

The Garden of Egan said...

I know my planet is going to be a better place because you are there to right the wrongs! You are there to tell us what we are wrong about. You are there to get us to our destination in safely, fitness and spirituality.
I'm glad you are doing all the work.
Now....where did the stamp go?

sariqd said...

LMBO! Ohhh - this is so what I needed to read this morning. Thanks for that!

And? Even my 7yo daughter knows how to address an envelope and where to put the stamp. Good grief!

robin said...

Does that mean I have to take my Ensign off my treadmill???

robin said...

You should probably also blog about people who have never set foot inside of a bank (this would include my husband of course) :)

Homer and Queen said...

Well...YOUR problem is you go to the gym...THAT is so wrong!!! (mean it)

Amber Lynae said...

As I was trying to type before Firefox crashed on me. I often wish I could cycle and type on my computer at the same time. It is hard enough to get time to myself to get things done so when I the time to exercise I always wish I was accomplishing something else at the same time. So when people have to rub my face in the fact that they are better at multitasking than I am I too think a firm poke in the eye would do them good. :)

Dolly said...

I'm with Amber!

Multi tasking is not respectful of the gift of time. It implies the scarcity mentality.

Where's the zen? Huh? Huh? Huh? Where has all the zen gone? You are so right. We need to live in the now!

Great message! And you try to pass yourself off as a dummy.

Martha said...

That's why I don't exercise like that. It's not a real sport if you can read at the same time. And if there is no ball involved--why bother!

nevadanista said...

I just love it when you use your judgemental tone of voice.