Duffy posted a list of things he doesn’t get, so I thought I’d offer my own list:
1. Grotto’s Pizza: Like Duffy, I don’t get the attraction. A few years ago, I was talking to my then-associate pastor and he mentioned he felt like going out to eat, but he didn’t feel appropriate since it was Lent and he didn’t feel like a priest should be seen enjoying a good meal out during that time of penance. So I suggested he got to Grotto’s, and he agreed that would fulfill his requirements.
2. Will & Grace: I could never get into this show, even though many of my friends loved it. I think given it’s quick disappearance from reruns during prime hours backs me up on this.
3. The Beatles: Did some really good songs, but I’ve never understood the worship this group attracts, especially among some in my generation. It’s possible they were revolutionary and therefore I don’t see the same things my parent’s generation did, but that revolution has occurred so why does my generation get so excited about this band who broke up before we were born?
4. Tattoos: “Yes, I’d like you to inject ink under my skin so I’ll look ridiculous now and even more so when I get wrinkly and/or fat.”
5. Holding hands during the “Our Father”: I don’t know if this is a Protestant thing that creeped into the Mass, or if this is our own invention, but at the moment when we’re all supposed to be praying in one voice the words Jesus told us to use when addressing the Father, we take our focus off Him and make it all about us. Besides, I don’t hold hands on the first date, I’m certainly not going to do it with someone I just met and don’t know at all. (Fortunately, this doesn’t happen at my parish.)
6. The beach: I just don’t enjoy it. I’m much more a mountain person. When I’m on vacation, I want it quiet and peaceful, two things the beach isn’t.
7. Cats: They crap in the house, ignore you most of the time, claw you when not happy, and when they are happy, prone to digging their claws into you. That’s what I want in a pet… </sarcasm>
That’s all I can think of for now. I’m sure I’ll need to vent about something later.