Sunday, August 23, 2009
( 11:15 PM ) teahouse
This morning at mass, the Husband and I had a strange experience.
We sat behind an engaged couple. I surmised that they were engaged because the woman had what looked like an engagement ring on her left hand, and the man had no ring.
The man was tall, Caucasian and had a military-style buzz cut.
The woman was diminutive, Asian, wore a lot of makeup, had her head bowed and didn't say anything during the entire Mass.
Periodically, we saw the man look at the woman sternly and whisper angrily at her. She appeared to be unsure of herself, and taking instructions from him.
At one point, he turned to her and said, "Your hair is crooked!" And reached over, yanked on her head and straightened the jeweled comb in the back of her hair.
During Communion, the woman stayed in the pew meekly while the man got up.
While I was standing next to him in the line for Communion, I realized with dismay, that the man was checking me out.
I shared this with the Husband after mass.
"What, was he dissatisfied with his mail order bride, and looking to upgrade?" he asked.
All joking aside, we wondered whether we should have slipped her a note saying, "You are not alone. Help is available." #