Friday, 27 March 2009

Priests and Pubs

Two pub lunches this week - one a bit posh down in Penarth with my sister on Tuesday, and then down the local here with a friend for fish 'n' chips today. Right through the meal today, where I had my collar on, people on the next table stared every few minutes. Almost put me off my haddock (but not quite!). Yes - it's a Catholic priest in a pub, not exactly earth-shattering news, I would have thought. Maybe they were from a denomination more suspicious of alcohol. Perhaps they were admiring the cut of my fleece. As a priest, you get used to being looked at in our secular society. But give it a rest after the first ten stares! What do you think, worthy readers - do priest and pubs go together?

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