August 29, 2007

I'm a Father!

Yesterday I was at the Christian bookstore. I picked up a couple of books. One of them is called Sexy Girls: How Hot is Too Hot. As the father of a 12 year old girl, I thought it would be a great way to help her understand the importance of how she dresses and looks.

As I was checking out, the lady behind the counter scanned the books, and when she saw the Sexy Girls book, she paused. Then she looked at me and said, "Are you a youth director?"

"No," I said, "I am a father."

She looked at me with a look of disbelief, then said, "O really? What church?"

I told her I was with Southbrook Church. It wasn't until I was walking out the door that I realized why she gave me that funny look. She must have thought 'priest' when I said 'father.'

Next time I better say 'dad!'


Tasha said...

That's really funny, Father Geoffrey!

Paul said...

Very funny story. It did get me thinking however...which of the following orders do you belong to our dear Father Janes?

A. Sulpician Fathers
B. Fathers of Mercy
C. Holy Cross Fathers
D. Josphite Fathers
E. White Fathers
F. Xaverian Brothers

[for more information about Catholic Orders, visit wikipedia :-P]