Thursday, September 28, 2006

And then there are times you have to have your wits about you

When I shared the story below with a colleague, he shared this story.

Phone rings at church.

Female voice: Hello, coolpastor? I'm the daugther of friend-of-a-friend. I've heard that you're usually willing to be part of non-traditional weddings, so I'm calling to ask you if you would do the service for me and my fiance.

Coolpastor: I see. Well, yes, I have participated in some services that were pretty different from the one in the Prayer Book. Why don't you tell me a little bit about what you're thinking of for your wedding?

Female Voice: Well, it's going to be in Vancouver in September . . . . and it's going to be a nudist wedding.

Coolpastor: I'm sorry. I couldn't possibly participate. September is very busy here and there's no way I could make a trip clear out to the west coast.

Nudist wedding avoided, reputation for coolness preserved. Brilliant, I'd say.

Of course another colleague who was present when this story was shared proposed that he should have simply responded, "Sorry, I'm not up for that."

7 comments:

reverendmother said...

Errr... is "I'm not up for that" one of those double entendres?

If so, bloody brilliant. If not, I'll get my mind out of the gutter.

Purechristianithink said...

Knowing the person who suggested that response, I think we can safely assume it was a very much intended double entendre.

Teri said...

that's good, cuz otherwise I'm a gutter girl too!

I think I would have had to pick my jaw (and possibly eyeballs) up off the floor before answering! LOL.

SpookyRach said...

Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Old joke...at least you can always tell who the best man is at the nudist's wedding...

Questing Parson said...

Well at least for once you gals could not have complained you didn't have anything to wear.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Just think of how much that would cut out on the planning and the expense!!