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Scary Lunchtime Adventures - Unbeliever's Land
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Scary Lunchtime Adventures
Went to go grab a sandwich for lunch... but my favorite sandwich place was closed (the owners must be catering, or simply attending, Da Vinci Days).  So I trotted next door to Qdoba (a weird little pseudo-mexican-food place I don't often visit).

There, I found myself standing in line directly behind what can only be described as a babble of Mormons.  Eight young (twenty-ish) skinny white males, with identical white shirts, identical blank pants, identical freshly-scrubbed, clean-shaven faces with identical (and I mean IDENTICAL) short hairstyles.  Each wore a long, straight, solid-colored tie (though apparantly they are allowed JUST enough individuality to be able to choose different tie colors).  And they all wore name badges that read:

ELDER [last name]
Church of
JESUS CHRIST
of Latter-Day Saints


The first badge I read, I thought, "Gee, your parents named you `Elder' ?  How sad."   Once I saw they were ALL "Elder", I got to thinking, how many years of brainwashing must it take to reach Elder in this club?  I mean, did these guys all start when they were six?

I can only guess that they were there to try and ambush some Da Vinci Days attendees...  Who knows, maybe they actually have a table at Da Vinci Days...

But seriously, what is it with these guys and conformity?  "We are Mormons of Borg.  You will be assimilated."   *SHUDDER*

I was seriously tempted to ask some questions, maybe make some wise-ass remarks...  but I thought better of it, and just stood in line quietly until it was my turn to order, then ducked out to bring my food back to the office.  Who knows what enlightening conversation I missed out on?  ;)

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oregongirl1969 From: oregongirl1969 Date: July 14th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
>But seriously, what is it with these guys and conformity?
>"We are Mormons of Borg. You will be assimilated."

HA! That's funny :) I've never thought about it before, but I think you've made an excellent point here! :)
amaebi From: amaebi Date: July 15th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
As I understand it, all adult male LDS in good standing are priests.
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