enough appreciation already…

way back in the day, the church would just have one big appreciation dinner for everyone.  If you did something, you were invited.  They would bring all this food, and sit around for hours as everyone was, well, appreciated.  Pastor being the, shall we say, frugal, gentleman that he is, decided that it was a waste to plan for all these people and only a fraction show up.  So a couple of years ago he started getting bids from local eateries and got certificates to meals that he would hand out.  This year he had a similar plan but i feel the mistake came in asking for input from the rest of us.  Us being the staff.  well, the short of it ended up being that he finally decided to let each dept do it’s own independent appreciation dinner.  there was a “discussion” about letting people who were in multiple depts get to attend multiple appreciation dinners.  but that got taken care of somehow.  So now, there is like 15 different appreciation dinners, all on pastor’s dime.  Patti and i are invited to like 7 dinners so far, all of them seam to be this week.  Today for example is the praise team dinner, tomorrow is the puppet dinner, Saturday is the team dinner, Sunday is the media dept dinner.

I mean it’s nice to be appreciated but i was kind of hoping to get to come home and rest at least one day this week.