Happy New Year everyone, I hope it was more eventful than my new year. I wish you love, happiness, blessings and prosperity.
When I was younger, Dragon Ball Z was all the rage. If you missed an episode, you would feel left out because everyone would speak about it the next day at school. My brothers were a little obsessed with Dragon Ball Z and they began collecting tazos.
For me, these tazos cost a small fortune because they were in Lays chips and not in something more affordable like Crack-A-Snack. I also began collecting them so that I could play tazos with my brothers. But all that changed when my pastor happened to see what Dragon Ball Z was all about.
He told the parents in his congregation that this was witch craft and our parents should throw these satanic symbols away. I was outraged! The amount of saving that went into collecting these tazos … I could have gotten three packets of chips and had a party, but I chose Lays. And here, this man, just expected me, us to throw it all away. I was not going down without a fight.
“We’ve got the right to choose and
there ain’t no way we’ll lose it
this is our life, our song
we’ll fight the powers that be just
don’t pick our destiny ’cause
you don’t know us, you don’t belong”
We’re Not Gonna Take It -Twisted Sister
I tried to stage a Stay-Away to show my parents and the pastor that I was angry, but obviously that didn’t fly in my house. About two weeks later I was back in church, singing the church songs with the biggest smile on my face because I enjoyed church more than playing with my tazos.
If you have any stories of where you overreacted, then please feel free to share.
Let your minds wander at the possibilities of tomorrow.
Christine Diampovisa xx
If you have any stories of where you overreacted, then please feel free to share
*this post is about me overreacting to something my pastor said, not a chance for you to attack my religion. If you feel inclined to do this, please refrain from commenting on this post*
Cover image courtesy of Shayari