While sitting in the train back home yesterday a friend texts me: ‘I’ve just read that tomorrow Obama will ride into Washington on a donkey!’
I burst out in laughter so loud people looked up to me. I felt obliged to explain so I told my fellow travelers I had just received a very funny text message and read it to them.
Most listeners looked puzzled. One woman asked me in earnest: ‘Oh, really?’
I thought I could save the situation by explaining this was a biblical reference. Before I could elaborate however, one of them said ‘ah!’ as if to indicate he had understood, but his eyes had the same blank look in them as before.
Secularism has its disadvantages too…