Client arguments (part 1)

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.

#Bibledegreeisworthlessinhereyes

#lifetrumpsbiblicalstudyiguess

#itriedireallydidtogetoutofit

#herdaughtereggedheron

#forcesmetocheckjustsoimsure

#adventuresincaregiving

2 thoughts on “Client arguments (part 1)

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  1. Shouldn’t you just forgive them? The ark thing is a hard one for me. I can’t imagine being able to round up all those animals without getting killed, maybe they saved the venomous ones for last.

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    1. There’s nothing to forgive. It was the humor of the situation that I was sharing. I agree, the Ark is hard to wrap my head around as well. I always wonder if they came in eggs, lol!
      But my client refused to believe that there were clean insects that the Israelites were allowed to eat. She’s a 100 and extremely set in her ways. I find myself in baffling conversations with her when she asks me a question. Sometimes I think she’d argue about the color of the sky if I said it was blue. I know she does when I mention it’s raining!
      Keeps me on my toes.
      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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