Catching up with a friend. Talking about what’s new with her…
FRIEND: I got thrown out of Bible Study.
ME: Wait what? YOU were in a Bible Study group? You? WHY?!!
FRIEND: I know, it’s hard to believe. It’s not really my thing, but my older sister’s high school best friend made me join.
ME: Wait what? HOW did she make you do this?
FRIEND: Oh, she asked me to join so I did. She got credit for bringing in new members. She got thrown out of Bible Study, too. Because of me… AND YOU, really.
ME: Wait, hold the horses. How did I get you two thrown out of Bible Study? I didn’t even know you were doing it, let alone in the group.
FRIEND: You told me about Cosmopolitans.
ME: Huh? Like back when Sex and the City was on TV? Those drinks?
FRIEND: Yep… and I think you were to one who suggested seeing the movie Sideways. The one about drinking wine.
ME: How does any of this have anything to do with you getting thrown out of Bible Study?
FRIEND: My older sister’s high school best friend and I were to arrange a Saturday night Bible Study get together. It was at her house. She provided the location and I provided refreshments and a movie. It was so we all could bond, or something.
ME: Uh huh.
FRIEND: So we’d just been talking in Bible Study class about Jesus turning water into wine and I remembered the movie about the vineyards. It seemed relevant to me. Then I remembered how Carrie and her girlfriends loved their Cosmopolitans so I made those the drink of the night.
FRIEND: But the thing is that I didn’t know this get together was supposed to be alcohol-free so almost no one wanted my drinks. It was Saturday night for goodness sake. Who doesn’t drink then?
ME: This group of women apparently.
FRIEND: I think they would’ve overlooked the booze except for the movie. Well, one part of the movie. I’d forgotten there was nudity in it.
ME: There is?
FRIEND: Yep a full frontal shot of a naked man running down a street. You can see his junk and this shocked most of the girls. They left immediately.
ME: No kidding? They just left?!!
FRIEND: Yep, but those who stayed drank the Cosmopolitans and we had a good time watching the movie. They understood how it was about wine, something Jesus made. It was fine with them.
ME: So how did you find out you’d been thrown out of Bible Study?
FRIEND: An email on Monday morning told us. My older sister’s high school best friend isn’t upset. She says she’s relieved to be free from it… and them.
ME: And you? How do you feel about this?
FRIEND: Oh I’m fine with it. It was something to do for a while, but now it isn’t something to do.
ME: There’s that.
FRIEND: So tried any new drinks lately? Seen any good movies? You always know the most fun things!
ME: Uh huh.
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