Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ladies First - Christ Last

In about 1.5 months, I'm going to graduate with a Bachelor's in the Science of Nursing (BSN for those of you abbreviation-fanatics). If there's one thing that's unique about being in a nursing program, it is that there are very few other males in it. This essentially means one thing: rules of etiquette fly out the window.

Let me rephrase that (I'm not going to start shutting the door in people's faces or kicking dogs). There's one major rule that simply cannot persist when one is surrounded by those of the female persuasion: "Ladies first."

Ladies first??

Oh, so I guess I'm just going to get my lunch tomorrow, after all 45 of you finish delicately choosing which of the bread slices has the least calories while I wait patiently in line for food behind you, eh? I guess that just means that you guys get to pick all the good spots in the computer testing lab, while I'm left with the only computer that does nothing other than shout digital profanity at me in the form of squeaky hard drive noises? I GUESS that means I have to allow all of you females to hi-jack the MEN'S BATHROOM when you can't coordinate yourselves in such a way that your own restroom doesn't get overcrowded? (Because OF COURSE us men wouldn't mind - there's so few of us!)

"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves..." (Philippians 2:3)
But, uh... wait. Now hold on just one minute. That's not fair.
"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." (Philippians 2:4)
Oh come on, now. You can't actually expect me to do that... it's too much!
"And being found in human form, he [Christ Jesus] humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." (Philippians 2:8)
Christ made Himself last?

...great. I've got some apologies to make. I gotta go.

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