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ShadowTiger
04-19-2010, 02:46 AM
So today, I got the oddest request for assistance in finding something. Quite possibly the most bizarre request for anything I've ever received.


Plain, ordinary guy walked up to the desk.


Customer: "... Holy water?"

Me: "... ... wwhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!" .__Q'

Customer: " ... ... yuh"

Me: "Hardware store, sir. Hardware store. Hardware."

Customer: "So is that a yes?"

Me: "Hm. Well, if I may, if we don't sell the throwing knives, rapidly rotating holy book, massively overpowered divine cross, those axes that you can only throw in an arc, or that thing that goes plink, we probably won't have the holy water either."

(I actually said that. :( )

Customer: "Well if you get any in again let me know." *walks away*


I was particularly spooked when he said "again" ... so ...

Cookie
04-19-2010, 03:23 AM
Next time, refer him to a Christian bookstore. They often sell small vials of holy water for ceremonies.

ShadowTiger
04-19-2010, 03:31 AM
None in this area. Predominantly Jewish.



May have directed the person to the local GameStop to preorder the next Castlevania game. But of course I have already made that reference tonight...


I wonder what makes holy water holy. I'm sure being brewed in a sieve is out, as well as being created in a hole. I know that you can't make food kosher by having a Rabbi "bless" it, so I'm hesitant to say that holy water is made holy by "blessing" it as well. It can't be that cheap. Maybe there's some electric thingamajig that you plug in and pour water into it, [b]and it slowly makes the water holy (http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Church_of_Atom).

Andara Bledin
04-19-2010, 03:31 AM
Or to a church... :rolleyes:

^-.-^

Cookie
04-19-2010, 03:35 AM
A church would probably be the next best bet. Although, it depends on the "flavor" of the church. I've never been to one that used holy water, so I'm a bit clueless. :rolleyes:

Although, I still can't get past the fact that the guy walked into a hardware store for this. I guess he wants his home improvement project to be blessed? ;) :lol:

ShadowTiger
04-19-2010, 03:40 AM
A church would probably be the next best bet. Although, it depends on the "flavor" of the church. I've never been to one that used holy water, so I'm a bit clueless. :rolleyes:OOH Churches have flavors? :D lol as soon as I read this, an image popped into my head of me walking into a church, and asking the nearest person "Grape?" and when I get an odd glare, I walk out to search for the truly flavored churches. Mm. No, but seriously, if the church doesn't have holy water, it's gotta be the rotating holy book. That thing doesn't let anything near. <3

Although, I still can't get past the fact that the guy walked into a hardware store for this. I guess he wants his home improvement project to be blessed? ;) :lol:
It worries me sometimes. The staff of the store help so many people so expertly and with such care and compassion that the customers can't help but be impressed. From the inside, I think that the store is far too messy. There's far too little upkeep. Only about 76% of the things have a price at all, and 8% of the remainder has an incorrect price. But when the people are happy, they spread the good will and cheer, and then expectations rise. "Wow, you guys have everything!" So now we have to have everything.

I wonder what it would take to convince corporate to send us livestock. It would be so interesting to ride up to a customer on the back of a goat.

Green_Fairy
04-19-2010, 04:15 AM
I know that you can't make food kosher by having a Rabbi "bless" it, so I'm hesitant to say that holy water is made holy by "blessing" it as well. It can't be that cheap.

make your own holy water! in 7 easy steps (http://www.ehow.com/how_2270833_make-holy-water-bless-home.html)


but here's what wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_water) has to say about it

Magpie
04-19-2010, 09:04 PM
How do you make holy water? You boil the hell out of it.

And yes, it's just blessed water.

ETA: GF, that might be a way to make holy water, but not in any Christian tradition.

ZedOmega
04-19-2010, 09:35 PM
I'm sorry, but the first thing I thought when I read that was 'Bethany, bless the sink!'

That's... just a little too odd. I thought the 'do you serve food here?' questions I usually get are odd, but a nutjob who thinks he's a member of the Belmont family just blew every other weird question out of the water.

Green_Fairy
04-20-2010, 02:06 AM
I'm sorry, but the first thing I thought when I read that was 'Bethany, bless the sink!'

didn't she use a baseball hand signal for that?

Pagan
04-26-2010, 04:49 PM
A church would probably be the next best bet. Although, it depends on the "flavor" of the church. I've never been to one that used holy water, so I'm a bit clueless. :rolleyes:

A lot of the Catholic ones around here have a font.

Magpie
04-26-2010, 04:57 PM
A lot of the Catholic ones around here have a font.

Font, heck. Mine has a little dispenser in one of the entrances. I'm not sure if it's empty or not, but originally, at least, people could fill little bottles there.

Mr. Misanthrope
05-03-2010, 09:55 PM
I wonder what makes holy water holy.

Priests boil the Hell out of it.

tollbaby
05-20-2010, 04:52 PM
Holy water isn't boiled, there are no steps, and the ordinary layperson cannot make it. It's simply water (preferably distilled, so there's no chlorine smell from tapwater) that's blessed by a priest. That's all, folks.

Churches will usually allow you to take a small amount. Christian supply and book stores will sell vials of it, or you can usually ask a priest to bless some for you.

And I can guarantee you that even in a predominantly Jewish area, you'll still find either a church or a store within 20-30 miles.

Becks
05-20-2010, 05:51 PM
I believe the Leaflet Missal Company website sells holy water...

ZedOmega
05-20-2010, 10:34 PM
Priests boil the Hell out of it.

...ouch. My skull.

Pagan
05-21-2010, 05:17 PM
I believe the Leaflet Missal Company website sells holy water...

That just seems wrong to sell holy water.

Lots42
06-09-2010, 04:04 PM
didn't she use a baseball hand signal for that?

I figure when you're the Daughter Of Jesus, it's the intent, not the hand motions that count.

EricKei
06-13-2010, 07:16 PM
Priests boil the Hell out of it.

:spew:You, sir, owe me a new keyboard.

And :welcome: to :cs: !

tollbaby: I think he was being facetious :angel: Juuuuuuuuust maybe.

shadow: I prefer Wild Cherry, myself.

Can I Help Your A$$?
06-15-2010, 12:09 AM
Well, you can get unconsecrated Host crackers in Quebec, so unholied holy water couldn't be far behind.

I'm imagining a store that sells holy water, and little tiny Jesuses on little tiny crosses, nailed there by very uncomfortable monks. (Anyone get THAT movie reference?)

malmalthekiller
06-15-2010, 08:50 PM
Holy water isn't boiled, there are no steps, and the ordinary layperson cannot make it. It's simply water (preferably distilled, so there's no chlorine smell from tapwater) that's blessed by a priest. That's all, folks.
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This. You can get it from most churches. My aunt usually has some next to her Rosary.