Conversations in the Convent

from the divine and the sublime to the very, very funny (as overheard by the mouse in the corner)

The wayfarers — February 20, 2017

The wayfarers

We hosted two Sisters from the Daughters of St. Paul this weekend, and an hour and a half into their return drive, their 20 year old van died.  As they were waiting for us to come and pick them up, they decided to walk to an Applebee’s because they had a gift card.  Sr. B plugged in the address she had found in her phone’s GPS and they set off.  As they neared their destination, they were puzzled because they found themselves in the middle of a residential neighborhood.  Then they realized that the address that had been given them was for a Mr. & Mrs. Applebee.  !!

We had a good laugh about it, but are indeed wondering if Mr. & Mrs. Applebee end up having many turn around in their driveway.

Which emperor? — February 17, 2017
His name is . . . — January 10, 2017
The pastor asks — December 10, 2016
Sign of sleep loss — November 22, 2016
Washers that might blow up — October 6, 2016
Entertainment is coming — September 10, 2016
All that money — August 28, 2016

All that money

Sister A and Sister B are discussing at breakfast the salary of one of the Big 10 coaches.

Sister A: “$7 million is way too much for a coach’s salary!”

Sister B: “Well, you don’t know what he’s doing with that money.  I make 5 million for my teaching job, and I don’t see most of it.”

Strong stuff — July 12, 2016
Enunciate clearly — May 17, 2016

Enunciate clearly

Always be careful to enunciate when leaving a message on an answering machine.

Sr. Sarah checks the machine and hears this message from Sr. Mary Z. (who cares for elderly women): “Adelle has died, and I’m wondering if you could find a couple of guys to drag her into the woods.”

Sr. Sarah: !!!???

Sr. Sarah proceeds to call Sr. Mary Z. who clarifies: “No, a doe has died in our backyard and I need help getting it out of there.”

*=)) rolling on the floor


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