There is a joke around the Church about someone having installed cup holders in the pews in Utah to accommodate the super big gulps that are now brought to church each week. I don’t know if that is true, but a bottle of water and some munches now seems to accompany some member’s scripture tote bags.
I was teaching Gospel Doctrine a week ago and as I was talking and looking around the chapel, I spied a sister taking a big swig from her water bottle. It then occurred to me that I have seen that happening a lot lately. I recall a sister in Primary who totes around one of those gallon-sized Weight-Watcher mugs. I assume its water, but who knows?
So what’s the deal here? You can’t wait until after the meeting to get a drink from the drinking fountain? Do you have to stay “hydrated” 24×7? Afraid you might miss a meal? Granola bars, fruit, sandwiches, you name it, its there. Typically, the water is carried by the sisters. The brothers would never be caught with anything less than a GatoradeTM or PoweradeTM. If all this water slinging continues, will they take out the drinking fountains, like the pay phones?
Sometimes the floor of the Chapel looks like Henry VIII had a feast in there. I suppose there are some who have a legitimate reason for eating and drinking, but not most. Again, I am not talking about children.
So, what gives? Am I crazy?