While standing in Home Depot last Sunday afternoon shopping for a new tool box, a couple was standing behind me talking. For whatever reason, maybe it was the way they were dressed, I don’t know… but it struck me that they had most likely just come from church. I can’t explain it, but my seventh sense told me they were church people.
As they moved down the aisle away from me, the church lady inadvertently bumped into another woman standing in her way. This woman reacted (or over-reacted I should say) and said something to the effect, “Look out where your going! Can’t you say excuse me!” The church lady responded, “I didn’t have the chance, but I am sorry”. The grumpy woman replied, “Whatever!”… and proceeded to huff down the aisle in my direction.
At that moment, the church lady’s husband blurted out “God Bless You! Have a nice day!” in the most condescending, patronizing way.
To me, the way he used it was much more offensive than any other way he could have chosen to take God’s name in vain. He would have been much less of a hypocrite had he just gone ahead and called her a bitch rather than using God’s name to communicate that same sentiment.
Certainly the grumpy woman acted like a hag, but I am most certain that the church lady’s husbands name was “Dick”.