You know when you are in a conversation and a comment is made and you can't think of anything to say at the time and just keep quiet, but then once you're home you replay the whole thing in your head with the perfect response of what you should have said. Yeah so that happened to me this week.
I was privy to an upsetting conversation the other night at my daughter's dance studio. There is a mom there that I generally don't care for, we just don't jive, but that's ok, since I can usually just ignore her.
Tuesday night that was not the case. The mother sends her child to one of our local Catholic schools and when she was asked a question about the current Bishop leaving, she replied she did not really know how the school administrators felt about it because she is not as active at the school as she has been in the years past. She then follows up with this reason....
"our school is only concerned with the poor families and voucher kids and I'm tired of it. If the voucher kids don't have uniforms they give them to them, if the poor kids can't afford to go on a trip we all have to do fundraisers, I can afford to pay I don't want to do the fundraisers........" and so on and so on.
To say I was pissed is an understatement! I was completely furious, and had to bite my tongue because I just didn't know what to say at the time that wasn't filled with vulgarities and would have been completely inappropriate in the current location. The more I thought about it for the past couple of days the more angry I become. Here is a woman who is able to give her child anything she wants whenever she wants it. Dance lessons every night of the week except for the one night she has horseback riding lessons, an Iphone, Ipad, a closet that is bigger than my 14 year old's bedroom, trips to Disney twice a year, yet I hear her begrudging children an education because they come from a "poor" family. Who does that? I mean really, why would you who has so much, be angry that the church is actually doing what it is intended to do by ministering to the less fortunate? I listen to this woman every week talk about about being a Christian and hearing her speak about the less fortunate kids at school was the antithesis of Christianity.
I don't know why I am always so surprised to hear people who spew this kind of venom out into the world, but I really always am. Call me naive I guess.