The plumber and the hooker

From sex offenders to plumbers, is there a connection between the two? No comments from the peanut gallery.

I had the need for a plumber, a simple fix it would seem, just the knob on my shampoo bowl that needs to be replaced (noticed it still needs to be replaced). I called one of the area plumbers to come out and see if he could order the part and fix it and when the doorbell rang and I opened the door I thought that a train carrying cowboy stars to the rodeo had derailed! There stood a tall, thin man dressed to the nine’s in a complete ensemble including white hat, shiny buckle on his belt, tight jeans with some kind of shiny decoration on them and snakeskin cowboy boots. I know they were snakeskin because he told me as he entered the house that his snakeskin boots were clean, no need to remove them. After I got over the shock of seeing a plumber that looked like the wild, young cowboy from Rose’s Cantina I took him to my laundry room to see the sink that needed the repair. Without ever even touching it he said that part was out of date and everything would have to be put in brand new and the price he gave me let me understand how he afforded the cowboy regalia and whatever perfume he was generously doused with.  Now I am not one for labels and I realize the plumber has a right to wear whatever he wants to wear, but coming to my house in that getup and then treating me as if I didn’t have any sense at all didn’t fly with me. I sent him on his merry way telling him I would have been more inclined to believe him if he had showed up in overalls and work boots.

Call me crazy but this scene reminded me of something Jesus said that is recorded in Matthew 23: 27-28

“You’re hopeless, you religion scholars and Pharisees! Frauds! You’re like manicured grave plots, grass clipped and the flowers bright, but six feet down it’s all rotting bones and worm-eaten flesh. People look at you and think you’re saints, but beneath the skin you’re total frauds.”

I saw a video of a woman that was dressed like a woman advertising herself! She was attired in short-shorts with fishnet stockings, a tight open blouse that exposed her breast and stiletto heels. What was she doing? She was prancing back and forth on a stage preaching!!! Now I’m just as sorry as I can be but I doubt if any many in that audience was thinking about the Word of God as she was making this display of herself.

What’s the point? A plumber that shows up at your door should look like a reputable plumber and a preacher shouldn’t look like a hooker.  End of rant!

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