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The Fabric Of Religion Is No Joke

, , , | Right | March 26, 2021

This is a question I get annoyingly often while putting fabric away; this is the one time I decide to have a little fun with it since the customer seems friendly enough to not presume I’m trying to just get rid of her.

Customer: “Hey! Where’re your Muslims?”

I am smiling widely, thinking the joke is obvious and knowing she’s looking for muslin.

Me: “Have you checked your local mosque?”

The customer looks at me blankly and a few seconds of awkward silence happen.

Me: “The muslin is right over here.” 

I take the customer over and we chat about the widths she needs and possible yardages. Right as we part ways, she asks what I’m sure was on her mind the entire conversation.

Customer: “Why would muslin be at a mosque?”

Me: “You called it Muslim instead of muslin; Muslims go to mosques the way Christians go to church.”

The customer then nodded and made her way to the cutting counter. I still don’t think she got the joke.

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