The whole materialization of Easter grosses me out.
The other day I heard a kid say to another kid “What are you going to ask for for Easter?”
The whole idea of the Easter Bunny makes me laugh and is sort of creepy. (so is Santa, really) And where did this bunny get the eggs it is supposedly bringing?
We have chosen to just to make it about celebrating the arrival of Spring.
Today at Target, I was begrudgingly picking up a few little things to put in H&F’s Easter baskets.
The following is the conversation I had with the checker: (what is it with me and cuckoo Target checkers?)
Checker: Hey, how are you?
Me: Good, how you doing?
Checker: Really great! (He was a really big guy. Super charismatic and huggable looking.) Do you have any plans for this weekend?
Me: Spending time with family. How about you?
Checker: Oh! Family, Church, and Food!
Checker: Are you going to church this Sunday?
WHO ASKS SHIT LIKE THIS?
Awkward silence for the remainder of the transaction.
Pushing my loot to the car, I wondered how the conversation could have gone differently. What if I had said “Heck yeah I’m going to church!” Would he have said “AWESOME!” and then we would have high fived?
For some reason, I think this version probably would have played out because he was so gregarious and also he had a huge silver cross on a big chain around his neck. Or maybe he would have said “Big Ups for Jesus!” and we would have fist bumped.
Or maybe not.