Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Prayerfully Yours

I decided about an hour ago to stop working for the day. I wanted to post something, since I rarely do, but I didn't really have anything of much interest to share. Then, it happened. My email notifier popped up, and I see an email with the subject line: "Lutricia Garrett" Lutricia is a secretary at my firm. I've met her a few times. Here is the text of the email, written by another secretary, named Kay (this is exactly as it appears):


Our Sister, and long-time employee, Lutricia Garrett, praise God, is home from the hospital. Her surgery (pancreatic cancer) went very well. She is very grateful she is home and exhibits her strength in God's Word. However, Lutricia, truly needs our support. With God's strength, she is preparing herself to undergo chemotherapy and radiation. After many, many visits to the doctor prior to Lutricia's surgery, and many weeks in the hospital, her leave is gone and her finances are also strained. She is in need of our ongoing heartfelt support and prayers. I am asking in the name of Jesus, if you would contribute to Lutricia's welfare while she is going through. . .. We know that God has the Victory in it all. Any contributions can be given to Elayne McKenzie or myself; checks payable to Elayne McKenzie or Kraheema West (Kay). All monies will be deposited into a bank account for Lutricia. This will be an ongoing love offering. I can be reached on X5147. Thank you and God Bless You. GOD'S AMAZING GRACE.

*If a receipt is required, please let me know.

Prayerfully Yours,

ARE YOU F'ING SERIOUS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I cannot even believe that this email was sent out. Nothing being said on cancer or this poor woman's situation, but is this not a bit inappropriate? For the record, it was sent to a "classified" email distribution list, that is designed to serve as a purpose of an in-house classified section of a newspaper, but still. I have never seen any email even remotely like this in my year+ at the firm. Granted, Lutricia's voicemail ends with "Have a blessed day", but this is NOT what I want to be reading at work. I'm trying to work at a large corporate law firm killing the dreams of blue-collar America, NOT be ambushed with an excessively religious solicitation. I just don't understand people who infuse so many religious references into their expression. Am I missing something?

Prayerfully Yours,


Anonymous said...

I don't believe in fairy tales.
There is no invisible "father" putting a black mark by your name when you do something wrong.

JP said...

Dear Chip,
As a loyal follower Of the DC gays of our lives and a Hostonian... I feel that I must speak up and say that this is the sort of thing I would expect to see in the belly of the beast...aka Houston, but all the way up in DC? Well paint a daisy on my ass and call me Susan!
Yes, you're correct an ante-up in the name of Jesus could be and should be considered quite inappropriate.

DCSportsChick said...

That drives me crazy- I hate it when people at work tell me to "have a blessed day" or it's in their email signature. I agree, it's completely inappropriate in the professional workplace.

Rhinestone Cowgirl said...

Snort! Aw, god, this is exactly the crap that used to drive me crazy about living in Bible Central. Sorry you got hit with the crazy stick. I'll... err, keep you in my prayers.

Keith said...

lol...definitely inappropriate. i get really pissed about this. i would have responded to the e-mail and told her how inappropriate it is...give her a piece of my mind. i don't understand why people are so narrow minded with religion. i'm not religious, but regardless, there isn't just 1 religion in the world. maybe you should you write a check for $0.01, and in the notes section put "praise the lord" or something :)

Polt said...

The only thing more irritating than this is when someone at works forwards oen of those religious emails that are circulating on the Net. I mean, at least this lady in your office wrote it herself and didn't forward a form letter.

Not that that makes it any better.

What are your superiors like at the office? Can you take this to them to have something done?

Have a blessed day. (hehehhe)

Oh, that girl. said...

I feel for you. I work in a 4 x 4 office with a self proclaimed christina from hell. She listens to gospel all day on her computer and has prayers and scriptures posted all over the place like the guy on a beautiful mind. Its really creepy. And the best part is she cusses all over the place and is rude beyond belief. Just as god intended I suppose. I am guessing your co-worker will be spoken to by the HR dept. or her manager about the inappropriateness of the email. I know I would.

Praise the Lord and the Strippers too!

Min Pin Momma

BarbaraBennettFromRedbook said...

I'd almost rather hear, "Have a cursed day!"