May 20, 2016 —Facebook memories
I inexplicably found myself engaged in an cultural/Bible argument with my client last night & couldn’t seem to find my way out of it. Everything I said just made her more mad. All the while her daughter was laughing at me.
And the daughter started it by talking about her stay in Turkey years ago & how they say Noah’s Ark is supposedly on a mountain there.
I said, “Did you know that there is a replica of the Ark that is supposed to come to the Puget Sound some time this summer, I think? Be cool to see it.”
The daughter agreed & wondered if it was the actual size & done with the same material.
This started my client arguing about how they didn’t have proper tools back then, we do. It wouldn’t be the same.
I mentioned it was just to show that something that big could indeed float.
Which somehow devolved into arguing about good/ clean animals that could be eaten — with the daughter piping up about insects that could be eaten.
To which I said, “Yes. There are some insects that are considered biblically clean.”
And my client said, “Well, not in any Good Book I’ve read. You obviously don’t know your Bible.”
I of course had to say, “Uh, I went to college and studied the Bible for 8 years. I have two degrees regarding the Bible.”
She shut me down with saying, “I have a degree too, it’s called Life!”
This is the woman who also ranted at me because I had the audacity to read Psalm 23 to her from my pocket NIV– because that’s no Bible. Only the King James is the proper Bible.