Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Expectations change


We encountered the decorator at work in what will be our new Rectory a few days ago.  He clearly does a lot of work on parsonages for the diocese of Leeds and is familiar with those who live in them.  He spoke first to Deborah who had introduced herself and expressed interest in what he was doing.  He then turned to me and said ‘And you must be the new Rector's husband?’

2 comments:

Joy Davis said...

A very sad comment indeed Peter. Too many women clergy

Peter Mullins said...

I wan't saddened. I was aware that women have for years had things like this said to them. Apart from Deborah being thanked for meals I've cooked in the past, this was the first time I'd had the experience in reverse. I thought it was a good sign that expectations have changed.