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8:07 My first Easter Saturday as an escort. My orders were to show up an hour earlier than usual. No other escorts yet (and here I was worried about being 7 minutes late) but 3 protesters I don't recognize and a poster of the Virgin Mary can keep me company.

9:00 four of us, three of them. The only one I recognize is Praying Mantis, who's pretty chill. Oh, and it's a poster of Jesus with the sacred heart. The two more experienced escorts are telling "once in the parking lot..." stories.

10:00 Now we're explaining American credit cards. Only two protesters and a handful of patients. Endorsing crocs as clinic shoes.

10:58 Right when we were thinking of packing it in, 10 teens and two adults showed up en masse, one with a dayglo yellow rosary that matches his sneakers. Silent prayer. No signs. C'mon, sing! I apparently missed a full church choir one Saturday.

11:03 Quiet singing!

11:07 that was the prologue. Now, praying the rosary. All the way around.

11:48 They're praying. We're packing it in.

Date: 2016-03-26 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
During my shift yesterday, I was repeatedly tempted to say something like "You know what Jesus would do if he were here right now? He'd go away for three days!"

Date: 2016-03-26 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
BWA ha ha ha ha!

Date: 2016-03-27 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You have no idea how much I admire you for doing this. I don't have the right temperament for it -- I'd get into fights with the creeps.

Date: 2016-03-27 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have the fortune to be at a "quiet" clinic, but it's still been a crash course in zen.


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