Monday, November 20, 2006

"Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." - Charlotte Whitton

Woman. A force to be reckoned with. Strong. Opinionated. Clever.
Man. A force to be reckoned with. Strong. Opinionated. Clever.

50 Women. 1 Man. Lucky Man? Think Again.

So the end of the year is approaching, and for this reason, the bishopric of my ward has been handing out envelopes to all our ward members with our church membership information and our current balance of tithing and fast offering donations in preparation for tithing settlement.

Our illustrious executive secretary had the responsibility of coming into Relief Society to hand out envelopes to the sisters. Usually this man is the epitome of cool. Smart. Razor-sharp wit. King of comebacks. You know the type.

So he finished handing out all of the envelopes he had, then told us that if we had any problems with our records (i.e. we think we paid more tithing or our name is spelled wrong) then to come talk to him.

And then he was dethroned.

The following is a transcript of the blessed event:

Executive Secretary (who shall remain nameless): "So before I leave, does anybody have a problem with their record?"

Katrina Norris (who shall not remain nameless): "Um, yeah. On mine, next to 'Current Spouse' is says 'NONE'."

Executive Secretary (who shall remain nameless): "Oh yeah? Let me take a look at that."

Katrina Norris (who shall not remain nameless): smiles in mock innocence.

Rest of Relief Society (including Bishop): Starts laughing uncontrollably.

Executive Secretary (who shall remain nameless): understanding dawns. face reddens. stiffly returns paper. exits.

Woman. A force to be reckoned with. Strong. Opinionated. Clever. Winner.
Man. A force to be reckoned with. Strong. Opinionated. Clever. Loser.


4 comments:

Jonathan said...

I've been trying to think of a witty reply and/or counterstory, but I can't.

Woman 2
Man 0

AnneGirl said...

Lol!

I would have LOVED to hear the conversation he had with himself after that!

Nama said...

perfect!

Adriane said...

Oh, Katrina! She kills me! And I DO wish the Executive Secretary had NOT remained nameless...sigh. And your quote made me laugh. And think of Ginger Rogers. Sigh. Go girls.