Friday, December 04, 2009

The Gang of Ate

A Unit Ministry Team (UMT) usually consists of a Chaplain and a Chaplain Assistant. Once per week the four Unit Ministry Teams on Post gather together for a (sometimes seemingly interminable) meeting, followed by a non-DFAC (Dining Facility) lunch.

(Come to think of it, aren't most Army meetings which involve PowerPoint slides 'seemingly interminable'?)

We usually have pizza at those lunches, but recently we went to the other side of Post and ate at the Burger King there.

Pizza or Burger King. Sigh.

Despite the "food," however, it's actually a pleasant lunch.

Can you figure out who's a Chaplain and who's a Chaplain Assistant in the photo? (I apologize for what looks like 'product placements'.)

Blessings and peace to one and all,

Fr. Tim, SJ

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Anonymous said...

OK, I'll give you my guesses as to who are chaplains and who are assistants. The four guys at the far end of the table are the chaplains. The four guys at the end of the table closest to the camera are the assistants. Why? Because the four guys at the far end of the table still appear to have food in front of them. My guess is that the chaplains are so busy talking that they are slower at eating. :-) They're "preaching" instead of eating! Blah, blah, blah... ;-) The assistants, however, have gotten down to "business" (i.e. eating).

Heh, heh, heh.
Robin in Ohio

Unknown said...

Robin's guess makes sense to me, too! Though, there are those who appear to be in their 20s, Chaplain Assistants? And, those who appear to be over 30, Chaplains? All that education to become a Minister, Priest, Rabbi, whatever, delays the time of entering service. That's my guess :-))

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