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 Posted:   May 21, 2008 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

She was in civvies so I didn't know she was a nun until she told me.

And I never would have guessed because she was volunteering in a gay and lesbian center.

No lie.

Five points to anyone who can top that one.

 
 
 Posted:   May 21, 2008 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

She was in civvies so I didn't know she was a nun until she told me.

And I never would have guessed because she was volunteering in a gay and lesbian center.

No lie.

Five points to anyone who can top that one.


I know a number of nuns, and have worked with many in the Catholic college I used to work at. One of them is a very good friend, she was always supportive of me. None of them wore the traditional habit. In fact, they now believe that (under Vatican II, I think) that wearing the cross of their particular order constitutes "wearing" their habit.

My one friend when I knew her early on, I tended to call her "Sister Annette." One day, she was heading out the door and I called her that; she came back in and in a very mock-stern voice said "Greg? Would you like me to start calling you Mr. Bryant?" (I wasn't a Dr. yet). I said "No." She said, "Then please call me Annette." We laughed over that, and have been very good friends ever since.

FYI, I'm Protestant.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2008 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Yes, I too met a nun once. At Di Vinci airport in Rome. I was a pre-teen, and seeing the dirty looks she gave me from her sour puss somewhat inhibited any glad conversation...big grin

Actually I saw a LOT of nuns in that airport- all over Rome, really... I was in a nest of them.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2008 - 9:39 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

And I never would have guessed because she was volunteering in a gay and lesbian center.

No lie.

Five points to anyone who can top that one.



What is there to top? I'm under the strong impression that Catholic clergy and their adjutants are simpatico with left-leaning causes today. It's also a matter of utterly banal, common knowledge that a disproportionate percentage of religious "celebates" are gay. Some of them are sincerely celibate and some use the calling as a cover. I'm not letting any secrets out here.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2008 - 2:34 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

And I never would have guessed because she was volunteering in a gay and lesbian center.

But what was she volunteering? wink

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2008 - 2:49 AM   
 By:   Misanthropic Tendencies   (Member)

Reminds me of a fave joke:-

Two nuns in the bath, one says 'where's the soap' and the other says 'yes it does, doesn't it?'...

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2008 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   The Man-Eating Cow   (Member)

Five points to anyone who can top that one.

Actually, I can.

But it would undoubtably cross the line which we shouldn't cross. But gimme your e-mail address, and I can pretty much guarantee you'll be back on this thread, giving me every one of those five points...

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2008 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   piano632   (Member)

I used to live next door to a convent. A few times a storm would knock out their phone line and one of them would come over to our house to use our phone. My kindergarten class was in that convent and all I had to do was walk next door to go to school.

I attended Catholic school till 3rd grade, and I remember one really cruel punishment a nun gave to a girl in my class who was caught chewing gum. The nun/teacher made this girl stick the gum on her nose and stand in front of the class like that till the class period was over. The girl was an emotional wreck. This would have been in the early 1970's and I'm sure if a teacher did something like this to a student today, the school would get sued for inflicting emotional distress.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2008 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I used to live next door to a convent. A few times a storm would knock out their phone line and one of them would come over to our house to use our phone. My kindergarten class was in that convent and all I had to do was walk next door to go to school.

I attended Catholic school till 3rd grade, and I remember one really cruel punishment a nun gave to a girl in my class who was caught chewing gum. The nun/teacher made this girl stick the gum on her nose and stand in front of the class like that till the class period was over. The girl was an emotional wreck. This would have been in the early 1970's and I'm sure if a teacher did something like this to a student today, the school would get sued for inflicting emotional distress.


Do you remember the dirty looks I mentioned earlier? Same thing. Thank God I never truly had to deal with them, let ALONE walk amongst them.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2008 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   piano632   (Member)

Do you remember the dirty looks I mentioned earlier?

I don't remember any dirty looks. But of course this was like 35 years ago, so I don't remember all that much. Aside from the incident mentioned above, I had another nun for a teacher in 1st grade that for some reason I don't remember, took me out in the hallway to look in my lunchbox. As soon as she opened it, my thermos fell out and hit the floor shattering the inside. Her only comment was "oh!" - no apology or nothing. This same nun was also trying to force everyone in our class to go to confession. I never went and still have never gone.

P.S. I left the Catholic church at about age 14...not because of anything mentioned above...but because I read the bible and I don't agree with Catholic doctrine.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2008 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

P.S. I left the Catholic church at about age 14...not because of anything mentioned above...but because I read the bible and I don't agree with Catholic doctrine.

Did you find an alternative?

EDIT: Don't need to make this a religion discussion - just a yes or no will do. smile

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2008 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)


Five points to anyone who can top that one.


My aunt is a nun! razz

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2008 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Thread Assasin   (Member)

Yes, I too met a nun once. At Di Vinci airport in Rome. I was a pre-teen, and seeing the dirty looks she gave me from her sour puss somewhat inhibited any glad conversation...big grin

Actually I saw a LOT of nuns in that airport- all over Rome, really... I was in a nest of them.


A gaggle of geese, a murder of crows, a pride of lions, a nest of nuns...The Kid From Texas scores with a new collective noun. smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2008 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

I used to live next door to a convent. A few times a storm would knock out their phone line and one of them would come over to our house to use our phone. My kindergarten class was in that convent and all I had to do was walk next door to go to school.

I attended Catholic school till 3rd grade, and I remember one really cruel punishment a nun gave to a girl in my class who was caught chewing gum. The nun/teacher made this girl stick the gum on her nose and stand in front of the class like that till the class period was over. The girl was an emotional wreck. This would have been in the early 1970's and I'm sure if a teacher did something like this to a student today, the school would get sued for inflicting emotional distress.


Hell, I got nearly as bad in 3rd grade in public school.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2008 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Donna   (Member)

I've met many nuns through academics and socially. Each and every one of them was sincere, dedicated, spiritual, and respectful. They taught me to respect, to love others, have fun, take some risks, and ask questions. A very special one helped me to write my wedding vows.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2008 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   piano632   (Member)

P.S. I left the Catholic church at about age 14...not because of anything mentioned above...but because I read the bible and I don't agree with Catholic doctrine.

Did you find an alternative?

EDIT: Don't need to make this a religion discussion - just a yes or no will do. smile


Yes, I did. And I'm very happy where I am now.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2008 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)


Five points to anyone who can top that one.


My aunt is a nun! razz


Have you ever seen her in all her wimpled glory? Or does she dress like a civilian?

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2008 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)



Have you ever seen her in all her wimpled glory? Or does she dress like a civilian?

Oh yes it was the full monty from way back when I was a nipper until quite recently.She's a bit more casual now as she has sort of retired.So wimlpeless now.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2008 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Have you ever seen her in all her wimpled glory? Or does she dress like a civilian?

Oh yes it was the full monty from way back when I was a nipper until quite recently.She's a bit more casual now as she has sort of retired.So wimlpeless now.

Damian saw one in a habit AND is related to her.

He gets the 5 Princess Points.

Congratulations!

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2008 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Have you ever seen her in all her wimpled glory? Or does she dress like a civilian?

Oh yes it was the full monty from way back when I was a nipper until quite recently.She's a bit more casual now as she has sort of retired.So wimlpeless now.


Damian saw one in a habit AND is related to her.

He gets the 5 Princess Points.

Congratulations!

Wow... wow. Induldge me here, could a nun ever become a princess? Or more likely a prince?

Why do you people keep making me think weird shit. big grin

 
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