Last week our 21-year-old daughter invited us for lunch at a “trendy” cafe in the inner city. It was a rather strange experience. Most of the tables and chairs looked like they’d been bought in op shops. And our seating was an old church pew! It was most uncomfortable – rather flat and narrow.
This got me thinking – why are church pews so uncomfortable anyway? It’s ironic because as a devoted churchgoer I’ve been sitting on them for 50 years and never really noticed this before. Probably because I’ve been more focused on communing with Our Lord. Can you shed some light on this, Yak?
Yours most sincerely,
Flat Bottom (lol)
Dear Flat Bottom (lol),
I can see you’re a deep thinker. A visionary, even.
Personally I’d always just assumed the uncomfortable seating was to keep people awake. But not being a churchgoer myself, I’ve turned to my extensive social circle to answer your question. Unfortunately, none of them are churchgoers either.
In fact, I could only fine one religious person among them. He’s currently serving time for assault and battery, but I was able to email him at the prison (although this still wasn’t ideal as he uses caps lock and is a bit dyslexic).
Anyway, it’s all about the suffering, apparently. THE UNCOMFORTABLE SEATS BRING YOU CLOSER TO DOG, he said. I’m not sure what this means. Maybe he was thinking about his beloved Rottweiler. Anyway, I’d lost interest by then.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,