Top Ten Signs You Know You're In St. Marys  

Posted by The Glo-ness

10) Wearing pants makes you the talk of the town.

9) You haven't seen a pagan in weeks. (Kidding! That one's kinda harsh)

8) Social functions include multiple priests.

7) You walk into a restaurant and are greeted with the sight of a statue of St. Joseph.

6) You show up to Mass on Sunday and half the office is there.

5) You can't go ANYWHERE without running into a Trad you know(and this is both a blessing and a curse, lol).

4) You have company prayers every morning.

3) You look over and see your boss reading the biography of St. Joseph on his lunchbreak.

2) You go to view an apartment, and see that it comes pre-marked with the epiphany chalk-marks on the doorway.

And the number one sign you've hit the Trad big-time:

1) You wake up and decide you'll scoot in a bit late, because what the hey? It's Tuesday 11AM mass, but then get there and realize with dismay, that it's standing room only.

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I love n° 1.

But ns 7 and 3 - do you seriously mean you go only to Trad-Cat Restaurants and get hired by Trad-Cat bosses (who should be helping you to a young marriage rather than hire you anyway)?

October 9, 2010 at 3:08 AM

That explains a bit why St Nicolas du Chardonnet get annoyed when I try to tell the parish I'd love to live by my writings.

Too many bosses in the parish, like?

October 9, 2010 at 3:09 AM

Whuut? I don't think I understand your questions...

October 9, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Numbers after your numbering.

7 - you eat in a restaurant owned by a Catholic, maybe a trad, certainly a pious man.

3 - you and your boss are same parish. Meaning there are so many bosses there that freelance writers and other loiterers are ill tolerated.

Reminds me a bit of ... never mind. Today I was in Mass in a diocesan parish.

YOUR blog proved to me "Novus Ordo" is valid. See post "Miraclers still happen" from last year.

October 10, 2010 at 6:27 AM

thats sweet glo!!!! its awesome there are so many treads!!!!!

October 11, 2010 at 1:29 PM


October 12, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Hans: I don't think you're keeping them straight. No. 7 and no. 3 have nothing to do with each other; they're separate instances.

Glo-ness: awesome! Especially the last! that's so epic!

October 12, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Separate, sure. That is why they add up.

October 13, 2010 at 5:15 AM
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October 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

hans georg: I think you're a little confused: 7 and 3 do not add up, as I do not work in a restaurant, if that's what you are thinking.

As for the bosses thing, I'm not getting any more specific about bosses...we have a pretty strict policy about blogging about work, so I'm not saying anything else work-related here. If this turns into too much of a inquiry, then I may have to yank this post.

October 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Hey Glo I'm a little confused... where or what is St. Mary's as in the school?is the whole town about it that Catholic? I'm just somewhat confused.

October 15, 2010 at 10:37 PM

No, no, no, I was neither saying nor thinking that you worked in a restaurant.

Two apples and three oranges add up to five fruits, right?

I was noting that both work and restaurant are owned by members of your parish, and according to title of post that seems to be the case for other young people in your parish too.

I am for homeschooling. I am not for 8 - 12 year old or even teenagers being confronted on a daily basis with people whose views are widely different from their own.

But I am not really all that sure going on with "homeschooling" policy is all that great when one is once past the school age, having one's own boss and paying one's own restaurant bills.

How do you feel about eating in a restaurant where there is a statue of Buddha, a k a Chinese or Japanese restaurant? Do you consider that this would be participating in the error of restaurant owner or that he's at his place, but his food is good?

For girls and employers there are of course circumstances today recommending chosing a Trad Cat employer rather than an atheist who happens to be a hedonist, but even more so not having an employer at all but marrying, or, if that is economically unfeasible, being employed at someone's home (as my grannny was for some years).

Of course, if you have a very good restaurant chef in your parish, that is a thing to be considered too, and it is not at all improbable.

October 16, 2010 at 4:42 AM

Of course, it does spare you some bad troubles, sorry for being jealous.

Yesterday I refused a polite invitation to be friends with a Moslem, today another one insulted me, and the people in that place refused to testify to police when I asked them to do so.

October 20, 2010 at 5:43 AM

Need a joke?

Found one on Mormon site: link

October 25, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Speaking of Tolkien, his mythology in one respect agreed with a St named Thomas Aquinas.

Oops, this one was for "two amazing pieces of music", never mind: hic est vinculus ad paginam quandam meam

November 19, 2010 at 6:30 AM

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