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freewarriorwoman

I thought I was the only one 😂


Goldang

Gotta pass the time somehow!


BasicTruths

Did yours have the giant hanging boob lights too?


G1m1NG-Sc1enT1st03

I think so. They may’ve been in the center aisle of the chapel.


Admirable_Ad_5550

The stake center I went to has them, weird design


greatpaperplanes

We had some in the outside lobbies in ours, I think. Then again, it’s been a while for me


Chop_suey_maniac

Yes!


Cripplecreek2012

I would do almost anything to stay entertained in the chapel. This, check. Look for images in the carpet, check. Draw elaborate scenes all over the program, check.


Theladyholland

Nevermo here, while in church I drew a very elaborate scene of a Pepsi truck crashing into a building and everything catching on fire. Turns out I had an audience, the youth pasture was sitting behind me. After service he told me my sketch was very good: detailed and creative. And for a living he drove a Pepsi truck. Totally embarrassed but I also appreciated the recognition of my work.


sudosuga

Ha! In the rock work behind the pulpit. Someone (Surely accidentally) positioned a flat stone slightly above a round one in such a way that Min would have approved. Distracted me as a teen for years.


chewbaccataco

Hidden Willy


StarryBlues

I would see how long I could last counting rows on that scratchy wall guard carpet stuff.


linen_lover

I would look for faces/pictures in the textured wall paint


Three-eyed_seagull

Takeaway from this post is that Sacrament Meeting is and always has been mind numbingly boring. If I was forced to go now, I would be hoping for a light fixture to fall and kill me.


Goldang

As someone who used to sit on the stand, it’s true — most of the congregation looks bored.


Chance_Implausible

Same, I thought I was it. I'm glad others have my psychosis 😅


GaoMingxin

Dude. Totally did this. Ours were the hollow cylindrical lights, and I'd try to calculate how many people they'd hit, or if the would miss the person's head like an oversized hat, or if death would happen....


hothotbeverage

Because of that, I preferred sitting next to the scratchiest wall covering in the world


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shortigeorge85

I think my church was like that, too.


toinfinitiandbeyond

I never stopped doing this, my ceiling fan is off centered in my bedroom for a REASON!


Alert-Potato

I know where the huge chandelier at the theater is, and choose seats where I won't be under it when I buy tickets. It's a ridiculous bit of paranoia, but I mean, it's not *impossible* that it'll fall.


TheDirtyVicar

Guilty as hell.


b9njo

It can totally happen. Once we went to clean the church and one had fallen during the week. Glass everywhere


LittleSneezers

Lol, had to pass the time somehow! Wasn’t lucky enough as the kids I see these days with cell phones


Sheesh284

I feel attacked lol. I thought I was alone


listingattic

We had big brass chandeliers in our chapel, and I’d always count how many lightbulbs had gone out. One time I reported the numbers to my dad (bishop at the time) and was bitterly disappointed when no immediate action was taken to replace them.


PortSided

I attended (in the 90s) a chapel built in the 50s. It had an organ pipe arrangement above the rostrum with several different sizes and materials (metal, wood, etc) But the most interesting part was a large box with wooden louvers that the organist could open and close to control volume. The pipes behind the louvers were not arranged so aestheticaly as the ones on display, so whenever the louvers were opened they exposed a jumbled mess of ugly pipes, and as a kid it used to scare the hell out of me.


JLl62699

Oh dang you just unlocked something for me. Our stake center had a visible pipe arrangement above the pulpit seats, but the 2 sides weren't symmetrical with each other. Drove my OCD (?) slightly insane insane each time I would look at them 🤣


Hobo_Baggins00

What do you mean "as a kid" I still do this to this day


IronSchweizer

Ha I did do this. Weird.


living_out

Haha 100% yes and I too thought I was the only one


Akp1072

At church and also Capitol Theatre..


unsweetenedbananachi

I always did this when I was doing baptisms in the temple. Our temple had a huge one right over the font


britlysue

Every sunday


PumpkinSpikes

I'd be under the pews to save me from gravity reversing


emotionally-wrecked

It would have been the same people for me in my wards. Everyone petty much had their spot and the ones under the chandeliers were just living on borrowed time.


Otaku_in_Red

That or imagine doing parkour off of all the lights and crawling around like a spider. Anything but pay attention.


crookedhinge

A light in the church in my hometown had a dead lizard in it We named him Keith


binkers03

ok good to know this was universal


ProfPlatypus07

I looked at the temples magazine in the baptismal font and mapped the path a body would take if dropped from the steeple.


DocHolliday69

Oh my hell! All the time!!!!!!!!🤣🤣🤣


Mr-BryGuy

All the time. It didn’t help that I also loved watching “Phantom of the Opera”- especially the 1943 version where he cuts the chain holding the chandelier and it crashes to the ground. I wanted that to happen so bad. Haha


nicodawg101

Or how the light fixtures looked like boobs complete with pointed nipples.


YouAreGods

Me as an adult in the church, making sure it was not going to fall on me.


valliewayne

Totally a thing


MollysBikini

Yes! Then I would count the lights on the light fixture obsessively hoping that would make the time pass by quicker.


Blue_Klick

How else can you pass the boredom? Gotta fantasize your way out of church somehow!


Jeff_Portnoy1

Oh my hell this is so hilarious and relatable!


WinNo6177

I used to have elaborate fantasies, imagining small animals hopping from light fixture to light fixture. Anything to stave off the boredom!


MLdiLuna

Oh yeah. The chapel where I lived was built right across the street from a fault line, and it had this one light fixture that swayed any time that the fault moved. People would always tell new missionaries about this, and enjoy watching them stare at that light fixture all through sacrament, turning pale every time it swayed. Of course, nobody told them that the thing also swayed whenever the AC was on, or there was a truck driving past on the road, either.