Lunch hour was starting out slow at the Taco Bell where I just finished my meal. I like eating there. There’s a bigger selection there than at the mini-Bell in the student center. The folks are friendlier.
Today, the staff of five or six became involved in a kitchen debate (between drive-ups) and I couldn’t at first tell what all the additional heat was cooking up.
Then I heard something with the inflection of a question about “Adam and Eve” and “created first.” For a while, I couldn’t make out anything else. It was all good-natured and punctuated by frequent laughter. Then I heard, “Mary? What has Mary got to do with anything?” A little later I could make out “Revelations” three times, and the loud response: “I take back what I said. You’re confused AND you got your own interpretation. When you study Revelations, you got to KNOW what you’re reading about. It’s like a parable.” The rest was lost to me, as the speaker realized she was too loud for a Taco Bell with one dine-in customer sitting as close as he could to the counter.
I have no idea what it was all about. It obviously went from one end of scripture to the other in a very short span.
I do have some idea why overhearing part of it made me feel warmed and filled in a way usually foreign to fast-food tex-mex dining: just because the conversation was happening at all.
It could have been about so many other things.