While waiting for the cashier guy to ring up the few things I'd bought at my local Walgreens tonight, I noticed he was wearing a Rosary around his neck. Since the computer thing-a-ma-bob was taking its own sweet time, and since their weren't any customers behind me, I struck up a conversation, which sorta went like this:
ME: Nice Rosary.
ME: Your Rosary. It's nice.
HE: Yeah? What.
ME: Around your neck. You pray the Rosary?
HE: Oh, this? Nah. I don't believe in that stuff.
HE: I don't believe in anything.
HE: Sign here.
(The computer thing-a-ma-bob had come alive.)
ME: Well, gee, what you're wearing is a Rosary.
ME: Well, it means something to me...and to many people. It's...
I have a feeling I didn't handle this all that well. Especially when a lady cashier popped up from nowhere and said:
"Hey. You're wearing a bleeping ROSARY, for God's sake." (I could be wrong, and I hope I am, but I'm not sure she meant "you are wearing a Rosary for the sake of the Good Lord" if you know what I mean.)
The lady continued:
"I'm a bleeping CATHOLIC and what you're doing is WRONG, bleep it!"
I signed the credit card slip and left.
Glitterati aside, I really don't have much of a problem with people wearing their Rosaries. But it did bother me that this guy "didn't believe in anything"...or so he said.
I ended up solving the whole thing in my mind by saying a quick prayer for the guy.
Still, the incident made me a bit uneasy.
What do you think?
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