Mormon fun at the Dentist office

March 5, 2008

Interesting experience this morning before the fun of getting poked prodded and gouged by my Dentist.  The dentist in question is my former EQP.  So he shakes my hand and starts looking at my rings.

He looks closely at one of them and says “See this is how you can tell.” 

His nurse, obviously NOT LDS says, “Holy cow!”

So what were they fascinated by, my CTR ring.  Apparently the other day at the office they had a girl come by and he knew she was Mormon because she was wearing the ring. Apparently this Mormon cultural tradition seemed to surprise her.

In some ways I think our CTR rings are like the cross and rosery beads for other faiths.  They are markers of our faith.

Oh of course he said, “The other way to tell, Jon how many kids do you have?”

I answered “six”

Of course I had to point out that in our area that might also mean I am Dutch Reform so not necessarily a great marker.