Having been raised Catholic and having attended K-12th grade at Catholic schools, Catholic religion and its traditions have been a big part of my life and will be forever. (Side note: I am a person who has faith and believes, although the current methods and rules of certain institutiuons do not necessarily thrill me).
Today at work we were in a discussion with my friend Red Daisy that is looking for a home. I told her that she should just bury a statue of a saint in the yard and make sure it is upside down. She looked at me like I told her I was actually a man and had been living in her basement for 3 years. Well, in the Catholic folklore (I am going to call it folklore here for blogging sake), a seller of a home is supposed to bury a statue of St. Joseph in the backyard, upside down, and that will bring buyers. See wikipedia article here.
So naturally, RD thinks I am a complete lunatic, so naturally our co-worker D. and I went out at lunch searching for an idol of St. Joe. We found him at the Christian bookstore on Secor and Sylvania in the St. Joseph statue section.
Now, we are using this method in reverse. RD is looking to BUY a house, not SELL her house. We want St. Joseph to work his magic on the sellers of the house and bestow it to RD. Do I feel like we are cheating the system? Hopefully! The way I see it, St. Joseph hanging upside down in our cubicles at work is just a good deed for a friend, not blasphemy (hopefully).