oldsalt1 wrote:was texting a friend "yeah, Darryl is over here in the office, in his kilt."
What was your gut feeling when you saw the text
I wear skirts to weekday masses (I haven't made Sunday yet) and many other times when I stop by the church. I haven't had a problem Was she complaining , bitching or just being a busybody.
She was just "girl talking" with some of her...well, our...friends (**). Since over the last 3 years various people from church have seen me in various skirts and dresses, both old and young folk. One reason I picked this church was the "family" feel, the pastor likes word studies, and actually had occasion to use Dt. 22:5 in a sermon once where he got into the meaning of the words in the text and how it didn't mean what most people thought it meant (***). And the denomination is one that allows women to preach, teach and pastor. Even the couple guys giving me the "look" have stopped. I talk with the guys before and after church about "guy things" and my "wandering eyes" land on lovely ladies of marriageable age and status....I'd say the members of my church accept me as just a "(regular) man in a skirt." Even visitors key off the behavior of the regulars while there.
Some friends in a more "rigid" denomination seem somewhat ok with my skirts in "normal" occasions but if they are having a social event will ask for a kilted appearance - which I do for the sake of a 35-year friendship (though again, a number of the regulars at these events have seen me skirted and have no problems with it). Having spent time chauffeuring the gentleman's mother here and there for a few years when she gave up her car I've become privy to some events in his younger years that helps explain his behavior.
Anyhooo, back on topic...she may have just been sharing juicy info to the club of "I wonder what's under his kilt" ladies. I was more inclined to correct her by saying it's a SKIRT, not a kilt. But she was just sharing a factual tidbit as she perceived it.
Oh...and as a sub-contractor I'd wear male business casual or IT casual to a client meeting since they are HIS clients, not mine, unless he specified "come as you are."
Even my clients now know I'll be in IT casual unless I get an emergency call and have to come in, in which case they know to expect a kilt(*) or skirt.
(*) in these cases most likely a "Thrifty Kilt" that is more a wrap-around skirt with small pleats in back, cost around $30.
(**) I was surprised by the number of church ladies, young and old, befriending me on FaceBook after I made my first appearances.
(***) there's a saying "...(waving the Greek and Hebrew texts) THIS is the Word of God, everything else is a translation..."
To really get the meaning of a passage in another language, you should be able to access a "native speaker" of that language, just going back and forth in a dictionary won't do.
Much of the King James was based on the Latin Vulgate and the Greek Septuagint with some reference made to the Greek NT and Hebrew OT. Today, we can make very good guesses and have a high degree of confidence in the important stuff because of the "originals" and all the written sermons, commentaries and so on. But some things aren't changed to a more accurate translation on purpose because its not that important and would rock too many boats.