Our Lady of Passive-Aggression

September 27th, 2011 · 35 comments

“My friend and her mother have little exchanges like this via Facebook all the time,” says our anonymous submitter. “It’s always lovely to get these little peeks into their relationship.”

Mom: Well, I know you didn't go to church to worship but I am very pleased to see you have at least been inside one since you got there. This is very pretty.

related: Best wishes, godless heathens!

FILED UNDER: Facebook · guilt trip · Jesus · Mother-daughter notes


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  • #1   Ellen

    I think she took guilt lessons from my Jewish mother.

    Sep 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Charlie

      Catholic guilt trips are just as effective as Jewish guilt trips. They just don’t get as much publicity.

      Sep 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   The Elf

      The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis is a Catholic church. I’d put Catholic moms against Jewish moms any day of the week (and twice on Sunday) when it comes to mastery of the guilt trip.

      Sep 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Nunavut Guy

      I was an alter boy at the church
      of the bleeding anus.

      Sep 29, 2011 at 6:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Nunavut Guy

      Yes,alter.

      Sep 29, 2011 at 9:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Anissa

    Oh dear.

    Sep 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Shannon

    Well, mom, I like to take pictures of the places my boyfriend and I have sex at.

    Sep 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm   rating: 123  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   So, um, yeah . . .

      If you just had left the “at” off the comment, I would have jammed my thumb up you.

      Sep 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Nunavut Guy

      Still really funny though.

      Sep 29, 2011 at 10:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Heidi

    I don’t know why she’s complaining! I’d give anything to have my mother accept the fact that I’m not a Christian!

    Back when we were still talking to each other, she still tried to get me to go to church with her. Saying things like “I’ll be so lonely without you!” As if we’re the only two people who go there :P

    Sep 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   twhit

      Who’s complaining? It was sent in by a friend of the daughter.

      Sep 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Shannon's Mother

    Never end a sentence with a preposition, dear.
    And sit up straight. I’ll never have grandchildren if you end up a hunchback.

    Sep 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   AuntyBron

      I did a Hunchback, mama. Does that count?

      Sep 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   kermit

      Wait, but aren’t grandchildren produced by bending over not standing up straight?

      Sep 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Nunavut Guy

      Never identify yourself as Ben Dover to an Alabama State trooper.

      It might seem funny at the time.

      Sep 29, 2011 at 10:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Anon

    JC would probably do the same thing. Take a tour of a fancified church, maybe take a picture of two, and then go outside to hang out with his friends.

    I wonder if Mary would give him a hard time about not going to church…

    Sep 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Jessi

      Well, it would be weird for Mary to chastise him for not going to Church to worship himself. But, since he was Jewish, I can imagine her guilting him in to going to Temple.*

      *Please note, I don’t mean that she would guilt him into anything because of the Jewish aspect, just the mother one.

      Sep 28, 2011 at 2:02 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   park rose

      “Hey, God! Haven’t seen you down the gog lately!”

      Sep 28, 2011 at 8:07 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   sarahmas

    That is exactly what my mother would say. God love her.

    Sep 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    I always think it’s a miracle when someone can take great pictures while asleep, and let’s face it, the Recessional is really just a wake-up call…it’s hard to stay awake in church.

    Sep 28, 2011 at 2:18 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Mom OF three

    I still haven’t told my parents and I’m 44. Living in another state helps.

    Sep 28, 2011 at 3:33 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Clumber

      Would that be the State of Denial ?

      Sorry. The voice told me to type that.

      XOXO

      Sep 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Nunavut Guy

      Tee Hee

      Sep 29, 2011 at 11:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Grant

    One can’t help but wonder if there’s a PAN encoded in, say, Michaelangelo’s decoration on the ceiling of the basilica in St. Peter’s, Rome.

    Sep 28, 2011 at 3:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   park rose

      Is that the one where God gives Adam the finger?

      Sep 28, 2011 at 8:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   The Elf

      It alws looked to me like God was asking Adam to pull his finger. Might explain why the world went to shit shortly thereafter.

      Sep 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Adriana

    This makes me so glad that my mother thinks church is the worst way to spend a Sunday.

    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:14 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Lorel

    That sounds just like my father-in-law. He has perfected guilt to a fine science.

    Sep 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Ansco

    My mom still tries to get me to pray even after I told her There is no point in it since there is no super being just perverted priest praying on the alter boys and acting as if some god told them it was alright. So take that guilt and use to to better yourself not mine. I have issues okay.

    Sep 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   thehlb

    The Cathedral Basillica in STL is beautiful and famous for its mosaics. It’s a frequent stop for tourists of any faith.

    Sep 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Suzanne

    The Cathedral Basilica is indeed absolutely amazing. I’ve also been to a Mass there and it was also beautiful. They’ve also got some gorgeous rosaries for sale in their gift shop and a museum telling about the church and how they did the mosaic works. I first went there when I was a teenager on a field trip and just remember being stunned at how beautiful it was.

    Sep 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Nunavut Guy

      Are you on commission?

      Sep 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Karen

    I live in St. Louis and, when my Catholic mother comes to visit, I always take her here for mass so that I can kill time looking at the pretty. She’s a recent convert and can only blame herself for not building a time machine and raising me Catholic.

    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Amy in Toronto

    I like how the Mom’s PA guilt serves to imply that the mere state of being in a church will somehow offer some spiritual sanctification to her daughter.

    Holiness as imbued by architectural osmosis. I love it.

    Sep 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Jim

    Aggressiveness is next to Godliness.

    ;)

    Oct 2, 2011 at 7:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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