Have you ever been guilted into doing something?
My sister and uncle have recently started going to church and my mother has joined them. They love talking about their new church and how awesome it is. My mom has been trying to get me to go for weeks. I’m glad they like their church, but I’m not going.
…or so I thought. My uncle is getting baptized today and my mom called me last night requesting that I go. “He really wants you and Josh to go. The service isn’t until 10 and only lasts an hour. I think you’d really like it.” I spent the next 20 minutes after that phone call trying to come up with a good reason to say no that wouldn’t start an argument. Then I get a Facebook message from my uncle asking if we’re going and saying, “It would mean a lot to me if you were there. I love you guys.”
Aaaaand we’re going to church this morning. Ugh.
I’m sure most of you are amazing and never do anything you don’t want to do but to those of you that have regrettably let yourself be guilted into doing something, tell me about it.
As I wrote this, my husband (a theist) said, “Call your mom and tell her my truck broke down and we can’t go.” He paused and said sarcastically, “No, I’ll go to church and pray that God fixes my truck.” I replied, “That was mildly blasphemous, I think. I’m a bad influence on you.” Muahahahaha! Wouldn’t it be something if the truck really won’t start today?