1. You walk into a party and your friend says, “Hey, want a non-alcoholic beer?”
2. You get a job driving combine for a local farmer, and spend a significant amount of time thinking about the carbon emissions all this machinery must produce.
3. You mention “Jehovah’s witnesses handing out paraphernalia,” only to be laughed at and told that when modern folks use the term “paraphernalia” they are almost always referring to drugs.
4. People often ask you what religion you are, and when you say “Christian,” they give you a blank stare.
5. People swear and then apologize to you.
6. Someone asks your history teacher how the Amish came to be, and when he admits that he doesn’t know, you end up giving an impromptu “history of the Amish” speech in class.
7. Someone walks up to you and asks you to pray for their son.
8. While preparing a group presentation for class, one group member suggests that everyone come dressed in black shirts and denim “bottoms.”
9. You can tell when someone is comfortable being your friend, because they start making Mennonite jokes.
10. You, at some point, find yourself in a remote corner of the library making a makeshift head covering because you forgot yours.
(And yes, it is true that all of the above have happened to me at least once.)
Yes to pretty much all of these.
You nailed it.
You are a riot! Miss seeing you usher!!!! 🙂
Love this!! 11.) The time a student starts a rumor you have 5 children and everyone just takes it as a fact.
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Hey! I resemble some of those remarks!
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I love that! I know a little bit how you feel…like when someone meets you in the bathroom at college, and as usual, asks if your Amish. You say, “No, I’m Mennonite”, and she starts freaking out about how awesome this is that she gets to meet a Mennonite!!!! She never has before…and this just soo cool! She’s going to tell ALL her family and friends! Oh, and she also wonders, “How does it feel to be Mennonite?! Is it fun?!!” And your just like…..umm…. Yes, this really did happen to me. Definitely one of the funniest “are you Amish” conversations I’ve ever had. 🙂