The only aspect of this post I can take credit for is providing the photo which catalyzed a side-splitting bit of fun in the BCC permas (current and emeritus) Facebook group today.
I snapped this on my way into Sacrament meeting this morning. It was only my fourth week attending my new ward and the first time in my life I’ve ever seen reserved stake presidency parking. I shared the image, asked “Is this a thing?”, noted that the stake Relief Society presidency’s reserved spots were conspicuously absent, and then the fun began.
First came the bribes. Cynthia offered me $20 and maybe even some jam to sneak over in the dead of night and stencil the RS spots in myself. Kyle pledged another $5. Tempting! But then Angela opined that this was a “Scout project gone wild” causing Cynthia to revoke her bribe and rally for the Activity Days girls to make a project out of stenciling the Relief Society spaces instead.
But things went to a whole new level when Sunny jumped into the fray. Running with the oft-repeated notion that all church members are equally important, from a nursery leader all the way up to the prophet, she flooded the thread with genius suggestions of alternative stenciled parking space ideas. It was a beautiful thing to behold; more inspired than anything I heard in church. We were in awe. Crowd favorites of hers include:
Front Row Family
Pays on the Gross
Extended Family of General Authority
New Convert (valid only two Sundays after baptism, after which you will be assigned a numbered space)
Totally Should Have Been EQP
Ward Basketball MVP
Possesses Library Key
Romney Campaign Contributor
Two Year Supply
Totally Quit the Porn
All Kids Married in the Temple
ZL in First Area
Never Felt Unequal
Tastiest Sacrament Bread
Totally In With All the Youth
DoTerra Rep of the Month
Top Name Extractor
This is a sample, people, A SAMPLE. Her genius was contagious. Contributions from others:
The Least of These (Jacob Baker)
Consistent Sunday School Conversation Derailer (Ben Park)
Newest Priest (Emily Jensen — you can thank her for the title of this post, too)
Token Minority (Sam Brunson)
Eagle Scout Mom “but not YW medallion mom” (Mark Brown)
War in Heaven General (BHodges)
And perhaps my favorite comment of them all: “Reserve one for Elijah, too.” (Jeremy G.)
Permas, which favorites did I miss? Everyone else, any suggestions of your own?