Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Seminary: Getting dissed, pt 1.

So, as many of you know I now teach early morning seminary. (For you non-Morms out there, this is a religion class for teenagers, and depending on location this is often held before school). I also attended early morning seminary as a youth, and with these 2 combined experiences I'm still struggling to understand the spiritual mathematics involved in this equasion. Tired/Cranky/Hungry Teenagers + Religion class + 6:00am = . . . Good idea? I'm sorry I'm . . . could we go over that one more time?

When talking to the Bishop this past week about working with the youth, he told B and I not to take it personally because "they will diss you so hard. . ." Well, last week I got dissed. As one of my students lay on the floor, behind the couch, with just enough room for his feet to peek out from one end I asked him a question and his answer was (ahem) "You buggin'." What? I'm buggin'? I'm so sorry Jose*. . . please continue with your nap while the rest of us try not to "bug".

My teacher the first couple of years of early morning Seminary was Sister Robison. I can only imagine that I have dear ol' Sister Robison (not Robinson, I spelled it right) to thank for this current "opportunity" as I'm sure she prayfully pled to God that I would one day know the pain of teaching early morning seminary to a room full of disinterested and mouthy teenagers and eventually fall to my knees begging for forgiveness. What great faith you must have Sister Robison, I think it worked.

As I'm sure this will be one of many times that I get dissed this year, this will be a multi part post. Thank you.

*names have been changed

2 comments:

  1. You need to start watchin Yo Momma on MTV, yo. I'm not saying you should come up with retorts, but that you should think about it...

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  2. You buggin...classic.

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