Monday, April 23, 2007

~Pet Peeves in the Pew~

Sunday night found me sitting somewhere in the vicinity of a finger-nail clipper. While a special being sung. *Shudder*

And then someone's cell phone started ringing during the preaching. Can't people turn their cell phones off during a church service?!?!?! Wait a minute. That sounds like my ring tone. Never mind. That was my cell phone. *Blush*

13 comments:

Happymama said...

I don't so much mind the clippers, but at LEAST pick up your nail clippings and put them in the trash, people!!! This is the house of the LORD!!!!!! Yes, that's definitely a pet peeve of mine too, Sis Tammy. LOL

And the cell phone thing?......shame! But I'm sure your Pastor forgave you and those around you received a good chuckle at your expense. :) LOL

~Kristi

Trixie said...

Clipping fingernails during a special song during CHURCH?! Oh my!

Trixie

Susan said...

Wes can't stand the nail-clipping during a service, and it does seem a little . . . unnecessary? Do people get emergency hangnails or snags on their nails that just can't wait till church is over???

As for the cell phone ringing . . . it happens to the best of us! LOL Our former pastor's cell phone rang **while he was preaching** at our church a few weeks ago. For a man who hates cell phones ringing in church, it was the ultimate embarrassment, but I thought it was funny! ;) Of course, people in the US who would call him on a Sunday afternoon had no idea he was 2 hours behind them and still in church.

Mrs. U said...

I was SHOCKED one Sunday when I was talking with someone after church and looked down and discovered a big pile of fingernails???? (I HOPE they were fingernails!! LOL!!). Goodness gracious, wait until you get OUTSIDE of the church, PLEASE!!

His,
Mrs. U

Just Theresa said...

lol that was funny :)

Mrs.B. said...

Cutting your nails in church?!?! Ewww now that is gross! IMO that's something you do at home!

Julie's Jewels said...

I know what you mean. I've heard people's phones go off during church too. But I can't say much...I've forgotten to turn mine on vibrate or silent too....mine just hasn't gone off during service yet....but if I don't start remembering...one day it will!! And for noises made by others during service...I totally relate to that too. But I won't get started on that. I'm just very easily distracted and I have to wonder if anyone else is like me. Probably not...it's probably just me!! LOL!!

Jodi said...

Tammy, I used to play the piano at a little church. I always sat behind the pastor's wife on the third pew back, so I could slip up to the piano easily for the invitation. She often clipped her nails during church. I was absolutely stunned the first time she did it. To me, it just seems terribly disrespectful to God. She was a wonderful lady and full of love for the Lord. I never could figure out how she developed that habit!

Cell phones ~ like Sis. Julie, so far I've just not gotten "caught" because several times I've forgotten to turn it off. :o) At our last church, our preacher would quit preaching and stare at you until you turned it off. *Ouch!* I was *really* careful to keep it off there.

Tammy said...

LOL It was funny to read everyone's comments! =)

Shari said...

ROTFL! my sister's phone rang in church on wed night! she's the pastor's secretary!! HAHAHA! well, it reminded me, I HADN'T turned mine on silent yet either! i rushed to turn it on silent, and i'm sooo glad i did. the call was from my stepmom, and she called ME right after calling my sister!! ROTFL!

Rona's Home Page said...

They post a reminder to shut off your phones before service starts but it still happens...every service. And yes, my phone went off once.

Tammy said...

Shari! That's hilarious!!!

Lora K. said...

Tammy,
Lindsay just reminded me of this story and told me to share it with you. One Sunday at church the pastor was talking about respect, and at the end of the service one of the elders was doing the announcements and mentioned it again. Just as he did someone's cell phone (and they were sitting on the front row, no less) began to play a song. Wanna guess what it was?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T by Aretha Franklin.

It was priceless!!!