A mission friend of mine and I were comparing and contrasting our experiences as counselors in bishoprics, he in Mesa, Arizona and me in Brooklyn, New York. Many wonderful differences and similarities. Among the similarities is our distaste for calling people and asking them to speak in Sacrament Meeting. Why? Because almost all of you Mormon people make us feel bad in one way or another (90% to be exact…we agreed!).
“Oh, I knew I shouldn’t have picked up the phone!”
“Has it been a year already?”
“I need more than a week to prepare. And I’m going to be out of town in two weeks.”
“Oh no, you don’t want me to speak, trust me.”
Now, this isn’t to say that 90% of you turn us down, in fact most of you accept the invitation. It just seems the only ones who willingly accept without remark are the Good People.
Just so you know.