Thursday, September 18, 2008

Unbelievable!

So last Sunday Jeff received a phone call asking if he could meet with a member of the Stake Presidency on Wednesday night (last night). It would only be for 5 minutes, and he could come by himself.

So we wonder, hmmm, what could it be about? We were at Bella's soccer game last night, and when we got home he literally had 10 minutes to change into a suit and get to the church. (thankfully it's only a mile away.) He hurried and within 10 minutes he was home again, and not happy at all.

First of all, he didn't even meet with a member of the Stake Presidency, and secondly, they called him in to ask him to be in the stake choir! It was sneaky and not a very good way to ask people for their participation if you ask me. The fact that it was something that could have been asked over the phone, or a visit made to the house.

Now, Jeff does not sing. With much coaxing he'll sing (or more like lip sync) during church, but not regularly. On top of that, do you think that I want to battle my 3 small children by myself during Stake Conference? The two of us can barely make it through Sacrament Meeting!

So, if you're trying to get people to join your choir, please don't try this method. Not very effective in my book.

6 comments:

Chuck Charley said...

Um, yeah. I don't sing either. It's been suggested to me that I can just lip sync on the stand. My reply, that's like asking someone to paint. "But I don't paint!"

Reply, "That's OK, take the brush, don't put any paint on it, and just pretend to paint."

Yeah...just because I go to church doesn't mean I sing publicly.

You owe Stacia an apology, now I'll be ranting all night!

Chantellebr said...

OH MY HOLY POOPOO!!! That was a bit too manipulative! What church do you go to again?

Diana said...

is that a Utah thing?! Seriously, family comes FIRST! when I sang in the stake choir we tried to sit where I could walk up to the stand so I could help with crowd control! When I asked about that here they laughed! Because I have been early I sit them in the front and WILL go down if there is an issue.

by the way you like all of my "!!" :)

Alison said...

arghhh...

men!

KaMi said...

That is horrible. WOW...I am shocked.

Rich and Nichole said...

You mean he didn't do it? Is he going to get "ex-ed" now? Maybe you could go to that church that meets at the movie theaters. Stacey says the popcorn is only a buck for the kids during the sermon...