Monday, October 4, 2010

Five-Finger Discount

Let's say you move to Jordanville from somewhere more tropical than not, like (for the sake of example) Hawaii. And, like most other residents of the 50th State, you have no idea what it means for there to be 12 feet, let alone 12 inches, of snow. So, you bring a jacket, maybe a coat, but lack some other essentials, like gloves, a hat, scarves, snow shoes, etc.

Of course, you can go to the local Wal-Mart or other sporting goods store to get these things. But you're a seminarian, which means that money does not come easy. Never fear: the free table is here!

The free table is a long-standing Jordanville tradition. Locals drop off unneeded items for the benefit of the brotherhood, including:
  • Books (spiritual works, etc.)
  • Winter coats and jackets
  • Gloves
  • Lamps
  • Unused socks and toothbrushes (Before the owner realizes it's a free table!)
  • Nail clippers (like 20 of them)
  • Prayer ropes
  • A telephone
  • And much, much more!
Warning: do not leave items on the free table if you do not want a monk or seminarian to take them within thirty seconds.

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