Thursday, September 14, 2006

ordained women just can't get no respect

Overslept this morning and called in to the office to see what was going on.

Our administrative assistant just took this phone call. The caller first asked for food, then for money. When she said only the pastor could deal with that, the caller demanded to speak to the pastor.

Admin: "I'm sorry, she's not in."

Caller: (outraged voice) "What do you mean, it's a CHICK?"

Dude. You're not helping your cause.


At 10:57 AM, Blogger Joe said...

We get a lot of those calls at our parish as well...I mean...without the "chick" shot...but many of them do seem to be oddly aggressive.

Speaking of respect for women. I was listening to NPR this morning and heard the story on the passing of Ann Richardson. They replayed her line from the 1988 Dem. Convention where she said that "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did...just backwards and in high heels." ;-)

Grace and Peace,

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Emily said...

My other favorites are when they call asking to speak to the pastor and I say, "I'm the pastor," and they respond, "no, can I speak to the pastor?"

The chick line was a first.

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Kay said...

I loved that line by Ann Richards. She could really lay it on the line. So when you heard some yo-yo refer to you in a negative way, let your mind drift to dancing gracefully, backwards in heels!!

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Songbird said...

Emily, I love it. I told the Internet guy I was the pastor, but he persisted in calling me "young lady," although he is surely younger than I.

At 7:32 PM, Blogger Monk-in-Training said...

well then they should read the Top Ten Reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained!!


At 1:36 PM, Blogger *Christopher said...

When I was a parish administrator, I got comments like this about the pastor the moment I said, "she". Of course, now at the seminary, working as the candidacy coordinator and deans' assistant, I receive mail addressed to "The Rev" and "Dr." Folks can't get it that women can be pastors/priests and laypersons can handle seminary affairs and education.

At 11:29 PM, Blogger SingingOwl said...

Hahahahahahah....oh gee! Sad but funny.

At 12:35 AM, Anonymous Lorna said...

laughing because you have to!


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