I really shouldn’t be surprised by anything that happens at my job. Every time something new happens we joke that it’s Chapter XX in the ongoing story of the Clusterfuck Arms. Drunks, psychos and perverts? We’ve had ‘em. Hallucinating psychotics refusing to take their meds? More times than I have fingers and toes. Transvestites that are not doing a good job of playing the sex they’d like to be and talking about them self in the third person? Wall to wall baby. Been there, done that, got the shirt.
So today it was something rather innocuous that almost made me choke, and possibly aspirate on my lunch. What was it? A fundie came in to see one of the old guys that lives here. The guy is very lonely and this particular young man(and he is, at the most 19 years old), comes into to visit this bitter old guy. It’s nice of him, but the fact of the matter is, you’re telling a man who has lived much, MUCH longer than you that he needs to embrace Jebus. Now, I’m not saying the old guy is upset by this. He seems to like the company and I’m not going to throw the dude out because he’s keeping the guy company for a few hours. He doesn’t seems to badger him or anything, because old dude is happy to see the kid. The kid’s taken him to church before and he enjoyed himself. Bully for you. Not my cup of tea, because I don’t believe in sky fairies, but I’m not gonna kick the old guy. I’m not gonna kick the kid that comes and talks with him either. He doesn’t normally spend the visit talking about Jebus, but they did a little today and I almost lost it.
It wasn’t that anything seemed particularly odd at first. I was eating my lunch, the radio is on, the aviary is very loud right now (mating season), and I was watching some Kamen Rider on YouTube to kill time. I heard mention of Rachel and blah blah blah. I wasn’t paying attention, who would? Then I heard him mention lying down with someone and then I swear he said something about bestiality. I almost sprayed miso soup all over the monitor. I looked up and over at them across the lobby. There was no indication that he was talking about screwing animals, but that’s what I get for half hearing crazy Jebus drivel. Oh well, made lunch more colorful.