It could have been a case of Woody Allen style Jewish paranoia, or perhaps it was simply a loss of hearing combined with a little too much to drink. But last weekend, while enjoying a weekend birthday celebration for a friend, her sister mistook the word ‘Cheez-Its’ for ‘Jesus’. We were staying at a resort that was short on Jews and I think the atmosphere led her to start hearing everything with a sort of Christian filter.
Whatever the reason, this made for a most hysterical encounter. In the spirit of always carrying a camera, and now a video thanks to my Flip Mino, I decided to do a little mini-documentary. I asked the question that has puzzled religious philosophers for centuries, “Tell me the difference between Cheez-Its and Jesus”.
Due to a severe case of bloganoia and in respect for the privacy of those who would rather not have the entire internet witness their Patron-induced silly behavior, I will not post the video but will share with you my favorite answers.
There is nothing better than getting a religious woman who is part of a Chrisitan Mom’s Ministry group to tell you this:
Cheez-Its are full of calories and will give you a fat ass, while Jesus will save you from your own fat ass.
Better yet, her crazy college friend who jumps in behind her with:
I beg to differ. In the middle of the afternoon when you are starving, Cheez-Its can be TRUE salvation.
From the original paranoid Jewess:
Cheez-Its smell, and as far as I know, Jesus does not.
And yet another misunderstanding but a funny one none the less:
Wait, there are different flavors of Jesus?! I think that would work very will with bringing in the younger generation and helping engage them. Oh, different flavors of Cheez-Its, never mind.
Anyone else want to jump in with an answer?
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