A Little (totally inappropriate) Story

This story actually happened about six months ago.  At the time, I was too embarrassed to share it.  But it has become legendary in our family and I think it’s one of the funniest things ever, so I begged my sister to let me tell you all.  She finally agreed today.


My sister, Ginny, started a book club with some of her friends in her Sunday school class.  They were all sporadic readers, and thought that maybe a book club would help them read more regularly.  The book club actually grew pretty substantially, and now it consists of 12-15 regular readers.  Each month, the girls take turns selecting what the book club will read.  They’ve read some really interesting and thought-provoking books so far, and Ginny has really enjoyed being involved.

The month that it was Ginny’s turn to choose a book, she was really busy.  She was about to start a new job, she was six months pregnant, and her travel schedule was packed.  Needless to say, she hadn’t put a whole lot of thought into her book selection.  At their meeting, she announced that she thought her book club should read a book called “Fifty Shades of Grey.”  She had heard a lot about it, but didn’t know what it was about.

“I thought it would be good for us to stay up with the current “Must Read” lists,” Ginny later explained.  “I really thought it was a relationship book!”

So, a week goes by and Ginny still hasn’t picked up the book and she still doesn’t know what all the hype is about.  Finally, she checked her book club’s Facebook page and saw all of her SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS posting and asking Ginny what the heck she had given them to read!  She realized that maybe she should start reading to see what all the fuss was about.

And then…  she knew.

“WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?” she screeched into my ear in a panicked phone call.  “It’s my Sunday school class, Katie!  MY SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS!!!!!!”

In the end, Ginny did just what anyone who knew Ginny knew she would do.  Here is a transcript of the phone call she made to me a couple weeks later:

Ginny:  Hey, talk to me.

Me:  Okay, why?

Ginny:  Because I’m walking around a sex shop and I’m eight months pregnant and people are staring.


Me:  Given your current growing-a-baby situation, isn’t it a little late for a sex shop???

Ginny:  Ew!  No, I’m not here for me!

Me:  Then who are you there for?

Ginny:  My Sunday school class.


Me:  This call is getting weirder.  Which is saying a lot.

Ginny:  Well, we have our book club meeting about “Fifty Shades” tomorrow night and I thought to lighten the mood, I’d buy us all fuzzy handcuffs.

Me:  So, you made your Sunday school class read a porn book and then, to make it better, you’re going to get them all handcuffs?

Ginny:  Yeah, I found ones that glow in the dark.

Me:  I have to go.  You’re weirding me out.

Ginny:  No, stay and talk to me!  People are staring.


Honestly, my sister and I have had some pretty funny conversations before, but this one takes the cake.  Sure enough, she bought everyone handcuffs and handed them out to her Sunday school class while they discussed “Fifty Shades of Grey.”  She said they laughed for an hour and had a great time!

I can’t make this stuff up, people.


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24 Thoughts to “A Little (totally inappropriate) Story”

  1. HAHAHAHAHAH! Oh my word! That is freaking hilarious!!!

  2. AMAZING. Best. Story. Ever.

    (wish my sister had that kind of sense of humor 🙂 🙂 Wanna trade???)

  3. chentxu

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH I’m sharing this post everywhere hahahahaha xD

  4. SUCH a hilarious Ginny story. I’m pretty sure were having a fifty shades of grey baby….(seriously),, That’s what I get for thinking the same and wanting to “keep up with popular must reads.” Maybe next time ill pick up little house on the prairie instead. Hahaha.

  5. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh my gosh. This made my entire day. Good for Ginny for going with the punches and making it into a humorous experience! I personally would have died from embarrassment and crawled in a hole somewhere!

  6. Linda

    omg- that is totally awesome.. I laughed so hard reading this! Thank you Katie!!!

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  8. mae

    OMG! Hilarious! I would have found a new Sunday School Class!

  9. Awesome! My mom asked me about it last year and said all of her friends read it and she wanted to borrow it from me. I told her she could read it on the condition that we never speak about it again. No book discussions, no “this is what I thought”, nada. And we never have, thank goodness. Not sure if I could handle that.

  10. Emily

    AWESOMENESS!! There is no way that story can be topped. Thanks for the morning laugh!

  11. Ginny

    I’m still not entirely sure this was a good idea to let you post!! Ha!! In my defense, the last time I checked sex wasn’t a sin. 🙂

  12. Oh that was hilarious! I felt really bad for her until I read she was buying handcuffs to make it better 🙂 HA!

  13. Hahaha. Out of all our book club meetings, we had the most entertaining conversations that night!!

  14. I laughed out loud at work about this – I’m so sorry, but handcuffs? Really Ginny? Gotta say, you are a hands-on educator!

  15. Awesome…that’s really all you can say about that. Good for you Ginny!

  16. Here’s another good one! My book club read this one. It was actually written by a high school friend of one of our members: http://www.amazon.com/Until-He-Comes-ebook/dp/B004T4KRWY

  17. Kat

    O M G. LOL. I don’t even have words for this one. Cept I wish I knew Ginny in person. lol

  18. Amanda H

    That is hilarious!! My book club read fifty shades of grey but we are a bunch of social workers and therapists. So we are used to our minds being in the gutter. 🙂

  19. Laura M

    For Christmas, MY(75 year old) FATHER, an avid reader, mentioned that he thought he would like to read the book. I tried to explain that it was more a book for woman, but he repeated, that he had seen alot of people reading it, and he really wanted to read it, I couldn’t bring myself to get it for him….just couldn’t.

  20. Church people are always making babies. I’m pretty sure they know more about the horizontal polka than just the missionary position. You rocked it, Ginny! It’s just sex…why the hang-ups?

  21. Ginny should not feel bad! I decided to read the book based on the fact that everyone else was talking about it, too, and didn’t know anything about what it was about until I was reading it.

  22. That’s awesome. I wish I could get my entire conservative family to read the book. In all fairness, it’s far from a “porn book”, especially with its vocabulary.

  23. AWESOME!!! Great story. Perhaps her sunday school group will become fertile myrtles and give birth to 50 Shades of Grey babies…

  24. Kristen

    Best story ever!!! Cracking up in my office. People are staring at me now too.

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