Skip to comments.Fight over saved church seats lands man in jail
Posted on 07/08/2013 9:49:43 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
A Utah man was arrested after police said an argument over "seat saving" in the pews escalated to a fight in the parking lot and another man being hit by a car.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Meadows Ward in Plain City was unusually packed this past Sunday. More than 400 people were in attendance for a missionary's farewell and a baby blessing, Salt Lake City TV station KSTU reported.
Seats were at a premium, and an argument erupted over whether a handful of seats had been saved and whether someone was sitting there.
The disagreement spilled into the church parking lot, where police said punches were thrown.
One man went inside to clean himself up and was then hit by a car, Weber County sheriff's Lt. Mark Lowther told KSTU.
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How did they get the car in the church?
Not a ping.
Okay. Sounds like it was a special gathering.
Why would anyone not just be polite and say “Okay...” while moving to a different seat?
Maybe it crashed through the wall of the biffy where he was washing up.
I go into the auditorium at some school to hear a concert. I see a seat in a good spot, maybe one-third of the way back from the stage. Not necessarily in the center.
I go and sit down.
Five or ten minutes later, a group of people comes up to me and one of them says "I'm sorry, I was saving these seats for my family." The "family," I'm supposed to guess, is the group.
In the past I've always meekly gotten up and moved. To a much worse seat. In both cases, there was no coat on the seat, and no coats or any other outerwear on the adjacent seats either.
I must say, this hasn't happened recently.
Well the seat may have been saved, but were the parishoners saved?
I always carry in church for just such situations...
Some of the parishoners were under conviction. A couple more may just get convicted...
“One man went inside to clean himself up and was then hit by a car...”
Inside the church? Back to English 101 for “clickorlando.com”.
Not quite the point of Robin’s sermon.
Nothing is more chilling than the sound of two bicycle bells rung in anger.
Them crazy Mormons. Were all the wives of the two culprits involved?
I have heard of fightin’ Irish - but fightin’ Mormons?
What did they put in the lemonade?
It's been unusually hot in Utah of late. Not a reason....just sayin'.
These were mormons. Heck, they used to kill settlers just passing through.
Maybe they took an idea from the Ray Stevens song “Vacation Bible School”:
I remember once when my class made
A big ol’ batch of lemonade
To be used by a student teacher at the Sunday sermon
Yeah we put in lemons, and sugar and water
And even though i knew i shouldn’t ought’er
I put in some moonshine i got from my Uncle Herman
Now that Sunday dawned real hot and dusty
And to say the lease we were all real thirsty
And that seminary started hittin’ that lemonade
And kept it well in reach
Then to the best of my recollection
Before the deacons were halfway through the collection
He stood up and drank from the pitcher and began to preach!
Well he told that Samson didn’t take no sass
And whipped the Philistines with the jaw bone of an ass
But to tell the truth, he got all that just a little mixed up
I can’t tell you exactly what he said
But the minute he said it every face went red
But he just paused, and kinda staggered and then he hiccuped
He gave botanical names for mideast flora
Told ALL about Sodom and Gomorrah
And though his speech was slurred
It was very graphic
He used words i’d never heard back then
And even now i only hear ‘em when
I’m stuck in a New York cab
In five o clock traffic
Well the sermon ended and he didn’t rest
We went right into the Gettysburg Address
And then a stirring rendition of Casey at the Bat
He did impressions of Garbo and Gary Cooper
And i tell ya friends, i thought it was super
‘Cause for props he grabbed the organ players wig and a deacon’s hat
If people are too lazy to stay with the seats they want, too bad.
I had something like that happen just last week. I was at a church concert and a good hour before the concert some family went and saved prime seats with a LOT of coats and pillows. And not a person to be seen the whole time.
They got moved some for reasons I won’t get into, but in the end, the kids didn’t like the loud music and left about 5 minutes into the concert to sit outside.
*Saving* seats like that is just plain rude and selfish. If they want the seats that bad, they can sit there in them instead of *saving them*, especially in the situation like you described where they didn’t even have anything marking the seats.
Sounds more like “The Squirrel Revival.”
Thanks for the ping. Looks like they need a few sermons on patience and humility.