September 05, 2013
Last Saturday, a deeply religious friend who has been trying to get me to see the error of my ways as a Pagan, dragged me screaming and protesting to his local church’s “Men’s Breakfast”.
I don’t know if you are fully aware of what this ritual every month is really about. It is designed to help married men get out of the Saturday morning chores i.e., the shopping and mowing the lawn etc. It consists of a talk or demo about something boring and then tucking into a hearty breakfast of sausage, beans, bacon and egg. Oh, I almost forgot, it starts with a hymn and a prayer. Not really my thing, but then what is?
That said, we all settled down after the mini-service to listen to the speaker. This old gentleman had come a long way to talk to us about “The Life Cycle of the Common Garden Slug”. I kid you not!
He had brought along loads of leaflets to hand out, and his beloved magic lantern (which looked as if he had inherited it from William Friese-Greene), and some slides of the various breeds of slugs. Luckily he didn’t bring any specimens, alive or dead; the slides were more than enough to illustrate his talk. A bit too graphic for my sensitive taste.
Afterwards the ‘Ladies Circle’ of the Church brought in our breakfasts. I looked at mine, especially the mini-sausages, and I found that I had suddenly lost my appetite, so I just ate the egg and beans and tried to convince the others that I was a vegetarian.
Yes, it was quite an experience. I have never had so much fun since my leg went septic last year!
One last thing. If you have a slug as a pet, never give it salt because they don’t seem to like it.
Toffeeapple on September 6th, 2013 at 7:35 pm #
It wasn’t the Baptists that ‘entertained’ you, was it, Keith? That is the sort of thing they do – stay away or you will become terminally bored!
Betsy on September 10th, 2013 at 12:26 am #
oh, come now…you couldn’t pretend they were escargot?
Betsy on September 10th, 2013 at 1:02 am #
I have to tell you that I finally figured out how to have you added to my blog roll! yay! Now I won’t miss any more posts!
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