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Feeling a little housebound of late, Aileen and I decided we would head to the mall this morning to do some shopping and have lunch out with the kids. The mall is not my favorite place to be, of course, but sometimes it is a necessary evil. So we did our thing and then headed to the food court. Immediately in front of the entrance to the food court was a table advertising free samples of 2 in 1 personal lubricant and massage oil. A handful of people who looked like they were in their late teens or early twenties were milling around offering samples to people walking by. I brushed aside the invitation to accept a sample simply out of habit. Walking behind me was a middle-aged woman with her two young children. One of the young men approached her and offered her a sample. She said, “What is it?” He replied, “It’s personal lubricant and massage oil. Just try it out tonight and see what happens.”

I was shocked. What right does a young man have to speak to a woman this way? What right does any man have to speak like this to anyone but his wife? If that guy had spoken to my wife like that he and I would have had words! There is something wrong with our society that we all this type of thing to happen.

Alright, I think I have finished my rant. I am going to watch the Canadian women’s hockey team take on the Italians. I believe last time they played Canada won 30-0. They are expecting this to be a romp. The Italian coach says that the team’s goal is to keep it within 20!

Speaking of the Olympics, I was unfortunate enough to watch some of the opening ceremonies last night. What a ridiculous spectacle. I’ve got to say, if you think it’s bad hearing Yoko Ono sing, you’d better hope that you never have to hear her speak. She read some type of a speech that sounded like it was written by a grade schooler. Anyways, I was interested to hear the vow the athletes take. They vow to play fair “for the glory of sport.” Maybe those people have a case who say that professional sports in general, and the Olympics in particular, are little more than idolatry.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday and I hope and pray you will enjoy a blessed Lord’s Day tomorrow.