Helping Out


Executive *S.W.A.T.* Member
Dec 9, 2007
Washington, DC
Here is a funny one for ya.

Okay, let me set the scene because it was one of the most funny/awkward moments I've had in a while.[/FONT][/COLOR]
I'm in line at the Providence Hospital Pharmacy and the dude in front of me can't pay for his 256.00 prescription. This dude happens to be a Priest and the first thing that popped into my head was "heh, I guess Jeebus doesn't provide health insurance..."

Yes, I'm an ******* but keep reading.

As he's getting ready to walk away from the counter and without thinking I offer to pay for his prescription. I guess he was a bit embarrassed as he turned 50 shades of red, and while going back and fourth about it I started scolding myself because although I would help out almost anybody I'm not too inclined to provide any assistance to any church.
So after getting him to agree to my offer a random seated woman starts yelling "God is good!" repeatedly. Out of nowhere I say "Woooah now, let's just stop right ****ing there. First of all I don't believe in all that mambo jumbo bull**** and I would do it for anyone."

The pharmacist starts laughing, a few people gasp, and Priest guy is at a loss for words. He looked at me in awe and said that he didn't know what to say. I told him that nothing needed to be said and to not worry about it.
So as he pulls this wad of cash from his robe I ask him how many times he's been robbed. As he begins to explain that he's never been robbed I interrupt and relay that it's only a matter of time if he walks around with that much cash on his person.
I think I made him feel really awkward as I didn't use any tact when speaking to him. As I signed for the remaining balance on his bill he reached out to shake my hand while introducing himself. After the handshake I stated "heeeeey, I didn't burst into flames, cool!" He awkwardly smiles, thanks me again, and walks away.

There were a few things that went through my head during the course of our interaction.

One being, why in the **** doesn't the Catholic Church pay health insurance for these people?!

I assume the 181.00 he had on his person, which was mostly ones, came from the donation thing that you church folk get sucked into when you go. Oh, and I reeeeeeeaaaallly wanted to make a stripper joke about the ones.

And lastly, I think I saved myself from God talk by making it really awkward for him and everyone in earshot. WOOOT!


Senior Forum Member
Dec 10, 2007
so ill
did my response get cut? anyway i was just wondering why, why i think of a 6'3" guy with a 3 day growth of beard wearing a nun's outfit. and the worst, the worst was the meds that you paid for were to take care of a sexually transmitted disease...

anyway, bumpusmagnus, it was great of you. that is serious. i am happy that you got to do that for someone. i know it makes you feel good when you can help out. thanks for a smile from my thoughts and the thought that you helped someone out!

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