Oh dear. The challenge has been issued. The inimitable Fr. Z has suggested that His Hermeneuticalness is notoriously
, because of the need for
among the servers. His Hermeneuticalness has countered by asking Fr. Z to
… himself opting for a Heckler & Koch MP5.
…I’d have thought an MP3 player would be better for reproducing the clinking sound, but then I’m just a blonde girly so I’ve probably got the wrong end of the stick…
However, I think that Fr. Z has failed to consider the need to train servers in fire-fighting technique. Some of those servers wield a mean thurible. Ever wondered why we don’t have a carpet on the sanctuary at Blackfen…?
I can confirm that Fr. Tim has, on occasion, had to step back rather sharply to avoid concussion.
It might also be noted that Fr. Z is being just a tad disingenuous. He has had first-hand experience of His Hermeneuticalness’ techniques with the thurible…
…as well as demonstrating his own proficiency…
…and, as my photographic evidence confirms, Fr. Z resisted the impulse to “take out” His Hermeneuticalness despite the obvious opportunity offered to the deacon at High Mass. Sadly, I cannot recall whether there was much in the way of clinking. Next time I shall have to video proceedings!