Now I understand why: there was no applause because the whole congregation was saying a special prayer for them. But I contend that there still should have been some applause for all the mothers in the congregation and throughout the rest of the world, because if there is anyone who deserve applause it is them.
Here is the deal, Company: For every awful mother that you see on Maury Povich or Cops, there are approximately thirteen thousand fantastic mothers out there. And let's not mince words here, folks. It is not an easy thing to be a mother. Not in the least bit. To begin with, birthing a child is an unbelieveably painful thing. Or at least I can imagine. I - being a boy - have never given birth to a child, but I have seen what women have to go through and I wouldn't want to have to do it not for anything. Epiderals aside, all the stuff you have to go through for those nine months means you deserve a million billion thanks and ∞+4 respect points.
|Even Bender is calling on you to applaud you mother.|
Once you really start to think about things, mothers are the unsung heroes of humanity. And if you are alive and in a situation where you can read this on a computer or a phone, then your mother or some sort of motherly figure has obviously done something right to shepherd you through life. I know that my mom did a pretty great job. So they definitely deserved that prayer that they got this morning - that prayer and a thousand more. But they also deserved more. Much more. So the least that we can go is give up a little bit of applause for mothers.