Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Putting it to good use
Just back today from Denis’ graduation from Covenant and a short side trip to a B&B for rest and celebration.
After looking for a coffee shop the last 250 miles, (WHAT is WITH the I-90 corridor in southern MN anyway?) we careened into Caribou’s for our drinks. Today the young woman behind the counter greeted us and asked where we’d been. When Denis told her he’d just graduated. In what? she wanted to know.
A Masters in theology.
And this was her loud and wide-eyed response:
That’s TOTALLY bonkers. That’s BONKERS!
You mean, like you could talk about polytheism and monotheism and all that stuff?
I MISSED Passover this year, I’m not Jewish, but I wanted to experience it. I’ve never been around Jewish people. I’m sort of INTERESTED in spiritual stuff.
So, could we get together some time and talk??
(Does she think we’re Jewish?)
I couldn’t stop laughing. Life is sometimes amusing and so bizarre. If I needed an excuse for my lattes, which I don’t, this would be it… we don’t just get caffeinated at the shop one block from our house we get to love the spirit-seeking, patchouli-reeking baristas, too.