Alright...so this was one of the most random things that's happened to me in quite some time.
I'm sitting at my desk doing my feeble attempt at working diligently & a calls gets tranferred to me from a woman who says she's a realtor & needs a clarification from a Methodist pastor. Now...she's talking so fast without taking a breath that I wasn't able to tell her that I am NOT a Methodist pastor, per se, and honestly I was kind of interested what sort of clarification a realtor might need from a Methodist pastor.
Anyway...she proceeds to explain that a man she's working with says he's a Methodist & according to Methodism it's forbidden to do business, in this case closing on a house, during lent.
I didn't think the Methodists forbid anything, really, but I'm pretty sure that this one is an excuse by this guy. However...since I am not authorized to speak as a representative of the Methodist clergyperson I said that although I work at a Methodist church and have never heard this before, I can't say for certain.
Although...maybe since it's Lent I shouldn't be working? Hmm...