Date: January 06, 2020 02:50PM
It is no wonder why temple workers are always so slowly and cross!
Elderly Mormons brag about their callings to do temple work, like it is something special, for the elite members. I see nothing positive in this. The ones I know have foot problems and back problems from standing for long periods of time. (We all know you aren't supposed to sit on the furniture in the temple.) I know only women, and they have laundry duty, constant clean-up of the women's bathrooms and dressing rooms, keeping an eye on the lockers (which are still broken into, even though they lock), standing and herding the lines or people into their chairs, helping people dress and undress and dress and undress, etc. They have to be "promoted" into more lofty positions of being the ones who dab oil on (or is it just "near", now) people's private bits, and mutter the memorize standard chant. I had a friend who's husband was the Temple President--very lofty, indeed! I asked her what her title was, and she said, "Matron." That describes it. She had to do all the mundane mopping-up, herding, and babysitting old people. This president's wife was an amazing person, but she didn't live very long, after that, and died at age 70. It took the president husband three months to find a replacement wife, and marry her in the temple.
These temple workers have already gone on senior missions. Some couples have gone on several senior missions, but are now too old or have health problems. When they are released from their temple callings, the next step before death is to do the ordinance work as proxies for the dead, and be pestered to leave their estates to the LDS, Inc. billion-dollar mountain of assets.
Can you imagine being a temple matron/worker 6 days a week? Or even one day? Then imagine being 75 years old and doing that....
No wonder some Mormons welcome death.