September 17, 2005


My company is sending a truck down to NOLA. The owner himself is driving the truck, followed by the plant manager and his mobile home. They'll be down there for about a week before heading back. I first thought this was a great idea.

The trip has been organized through the owner's church, and they sent out a letter asking for donations. Food, water, and tools for cleanup were the priorities. If food or water weren't donated in cases, they would be sent to a local food pantry. Monetary donations were to be made out to the church's Katrina Fund.

This is where I became uneasy... it's a Methodist church. And they're asking for money. Now, there is no way in hell that I'm going to support a group of religious tweakers. Begging for money to support their habit! They should be ashamed!

Of course, once I vocalized this, it was immediately pointed out that the Methodist denomination has nothing to do with methamphetamine. Not a thing. "No? What about methadone?" No. Turns out the "meth" in Methodist has nothing to do with drugs at all.

Huh... learn something new everyday. ;)

Posted by That 1 Guy at September 17, 2005 07:32 AM | TrackBack

No we're just a bunch of analysts (which could be worse in some folks book!)

Only you......Methodist -> methamphetamine

only you

Posted by: Tammi at September 17, 2005 08:42 AM

Thanks for the information, I was just considering converting "Methodism".

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at September 17, 2005 08:53 AM

LOL! I grew up Methodist and still snicker at the methodical root to the name. Best line in regards them came from a very bad movie with Claudia Christian in it (is there any other kind? Ed) in which she nearly kills the "hero" for calling her a maniac, but stops and apologizes on the grounds "I thought you called me a Methodist."

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at September 17, 2005 09:14 AM

Oh, and I suppose that Jews don't really worship Judy Tenuda, either?

Posted by: Harvey at September 17, 2005 10:02 AM

So, would you say there's Methodist to their madness?

Great blog, right after my own heart. I'll have a pint of Guinness and a shot of Bushmills.

Posted by: Seth at September 17, 2005 10:11 PM