Date: September 17, 2010 01:47PM
Every week day I ride a bus into downtown SLC for work. As you may imagine, many of the other riders are on their way to the Tower of Power or Temple Square.
Lately I have noticed that on the later busses there are quite a few cute little old people with their missionary tags on. A few weeks ago I sat in front of one lady who was describing to the lady next to her what a 'blessing' her calling was.
I was sickened. This little lady had to be in her mid-70's. She could barely climb onto the bus, but here she was joyfully describing how she was originally called for 18 months, but they extended it another 3 years, and how she started at 20 hours a week of sitting at the front desk, they kept adding things to her list and she was spending more and more time there.
I wonder if my company could get away with telling our receptionist that god said she needed to start working for free, stay longer & longer every day, and then clean the bathrooms afterwards...