Friday, May 05, 2006


The other day I was sitting at my desk at work, and saw something strange at the edge of my blotter. It was a business card, but not one I'd ever collected from anyone. This card has a bright rainbow graphic and the words "With God all things are possible" in fancy script ("God" appearing in huge red letters.) Below is an invitation to "Have a Heavenly Time" at a church.

It honestly freaked me out a bit - like someone had invaded my space or was stalking me. I have no idea how long it sat there, or who dropped it off. A cleaning person? A co-worker? This is a very secure office, requiring corporate ids or visitor passes and security access and metal detectors. So it has to be an employee or contractor.

The other thing that flew across my mind is, why me? Nobody else in the immediate area got the card. Am I too openly atheist? No, really, I don't discuss religion at work at all, ever. Maybe it was because I didn't say "Bless you" when someone sneezed? (I struggle with that sometimes. I wish there were an alternative to "Bless you" that I could say that was still polite but didn't evoke a deity I don't believe in. Back in the height of the "Seinfeld" phenomenon, I could have said "You're soooo good looking!" But I'm not sure everyone gets that any more.) (Do you?)


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