Date: May 14, 2019 10:33PM
About a year after we moved in, I guess the ward got a new bishop. About 8-10 years younger then me. He came by our nevermo home and knocked on the door about 10 am Saturday morning. I opened the door. He reminded me of Homer Simpson's "Howdy Neighbor" guy. He said "Hi neighbor, I'm bishop xxxxx and just wanted to introduce myself". I said"Your name is Bishop?" He said his name was Mike, but he's the "bishop of the neighborhood". My wife said, "I guess we missed that election". He stopped smiling his fake smile and stammered about how he's "Father of the ward", and watches over the boundaries of the neighborhood. I told him we're not in his church and not in his ward. And, that he shouldn't come back and to keep the missionaries, that had been bugging us for 9 months, away as well. He wasn't happy. He came by to see some of my neighbors and it took about 2 years before he even looked at me to return a wave.
Self given titles are not worthy of respect. Reminds me of the comedian on the old Bob and Tom show. Call me El Conquistador.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn6OrlRjKMA