Ask women to kvetch, and boy will they kvetch! Danithew guest posts at M*, asking lady Naclers why they don't go to Relief Society, and the floodgates open wide to disgorge the discontent. The biggest complaint appears to be the oft used glue gun for the crafty ladies who apparently like RSs filled with crafty handouts touting theological twinkies. Since these lady Naclerettes want to discuss heady REAL topics like Wilford Woodruff's polygamy, these other women who want to talk about treacly things suited for refrigerator magnets are a real drag. OK, so what about the women who would find Woodruff's polygamy an absolute bore?

Sounds like its time to seperate out the Relief Society into working groups that are more need-specific. Lets see, there can be a "Candles, Centerpieces, & Refrigerator Magnets" working group. Then there can be the "REAL" working group which discusses anything but candles, centerpieces & refrigerator magnets. Then there can be the "I pinch my baby so it cries because I don't care what they are discussing because whatever it is it is so stupid and I would rather be watching Oprah or Phil" working group, and then there would be the "I am waiting for a calling in YW or Primary" working group, and finally, the "I am just here to bitch about my period" working group. Ladies, any other suggestions on how to make one program work for all the women in the church?


Anonymous said... @ January 23, 2006 at 9:16 AM

How about a Wilford Woodruff themed centerpieces group?

Ann said... @ January 23, 2006 at 10:20 AM

Well, there's always the option of dragging the subject around to what you want to talk about. Within the context of the lesson, of course. It helps to actually read the lesson if you're going to do this, of course.

I also liked the suggestion of using RS to conduct RS business, rather than just passing around clipboards. The opportunity for gossip^H^H^H^H^H^Hservice would increase quite a bit.

I'm in the "opt out" bunch, though, so my opinions are pretty much irrelevent.

Aimee "Roo" said... @ January 23, 2006 at 8:23 PM

let's just scrap the whole thing! i am all for one less hour at church.

Anonymous said... @ January 23, 2006 at 10:27 PM

Someone really needs to snark Eric Russell. His time has come.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ January 24, 2006 at 7:04 AM

anon, e-mail me an Eric Russell link you believe is snarkworthy.

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