Monday, June 12, 2006

Another Bishop's interview

The bishop called me into his office again to follow up on our last appointment. When he called me to set the appointment, which he usually has the secretary do, he mentioned that he would be meeting with Jeremy just before our appointment and it would be nice if we could accidentally run into each other on purpose.

I've been a good sport about it all so far, but anything beyond this would be too much. He has been given several opportunities to ask me out, but he seems to be either too shy or not interested. Besides, if he were interested I would only break his heart.

I got there on time this time and the Bishop went over, probably to ensure that I would be there before they got out. They came out of his office and we exchanged hand shakes. The Bishop asked me if I made it to the Young Adult ward today. I hadn't, but I told him I did. Jeremy asked, "Oh, I didn't see you there." Since when did he start going to the YA ward? I never saw him there, the three times I actually attended. Plus he is over 30. I had to think fast to come up with another lie to cover up the last lie I told the bishop.

"I was in the foyer because I came late." Phew, they bought it. He sat on the back row because he was late too.

The Bishop was supposed to follow up with me about attending the family ward's sacramento meeting in addition to the YA ward. He didn't even bring it up. And that's fine because I was going to tell him that I didn't think it was necessary.

He did finally back off a little about going out with Jeremy. He said that if he didn't meet my personal standards then he wouldn't want to pressure me into going out with him. But his solution to my problems was still the same. That I need to get married to a good, rich man.

Geee, Thanks for your confidence, Bishop.

3 comments:

Gunner said...

I want to break out into a broadway tunefrom Fiddler on the roof.

"Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match."

Joanne said...

Since I'm new to your blog, I'm trying to get things clear. Are you OUT of the church or are you STILL a member? Why are you going to meetings with a bishop & going to wards? Since I am reading this on Jan 3ed 07 what is your position now?

Trixie Granny said...

Joanne,

Just to clarify... I was still living with my parents at this time and I was pretending to still be attending the Young Adult ward that met at a different time than my parents and family but I was still technically a member of the family ward because my son was attending primary there, whatever. You were right when you said that I was scared of my family. I did not want to have to still live with them once they realized that I had made the decision to leave the church.

I was concerned that they would ask me to leave before I was financially able to. Even so I knew I wouldn't be able to handle the inquisions and emotions that would be in the air at the house. If you have ever heard your parents talking about you in hushed tones in the next room, you may understand.

It appears that you must be reading my blog starting with the present and going further into the past. I have since moved out into a basement apartment with a non-LDS landlord that believes in the Law of Chastity and sees fit to impose this belief on me. I do not go to church or practice the LDS way of life and I have abandoned most of their teachings.