From a nun, of course, Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble:
To preface this list, I have to say that most people I meet are very kind and excited to speak to a religious sister.
Atheists. Muslims. Bikers. Former Catholics. Punks.
People from all kinds of backgrounds and views love nuns.
It makes sense.
Kids know that they can come home and tell their mother the most disappointing, shocking and scandalous thing and their mom will still love them.
I think this is why most people feel comfortable around nuns. They can sense that we are like that. We are mothers. We love first, questions come later.
That being said, lots of people do say some annoying things to us. So, here are some of the things many of us have heard over and over again and wish we’d never hear again!
1. “You’re so lucky, all you do is pray all day!”
Actually no. Most of us have jobs, just like you. We just pray an extra several hours a day in addition to our jobs.
2. “Can you do ____________ for me; you have lots of time right?”
See answer to #1.
3. “Wow, you’re so pretty.”
Why are people so bowled over that attractive young women want to marry the Creator of the Universe? Please people: The. Creator. Of. The. Universe. That’s not a proposal that any sane women should turn down.
Besides, haven’t you ever heard of these ladies?
4. “But you’re SO young”
By young, do you mean naïve and completely unaware that we are giving up sex for the rest of our lives? If so, see answer to #3. We are dedicating our lives to the creator of sex, and the ingredients of Reese’s Pieces, fall leaves, octopuses, and shooting stars.
Believe me. We aren’t missing out.
There are six more. Read ’em all.