So, for Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral, the Blessing of Palms was done in the Daily Chapel, not back in the Narthex. To make room, the little 'face the people' altar was moved off to the side.
Well, in her haste, the sacristan did not replace it for Monday morning, so Fr. Snodgrass walks down for Mass and actually calls the maintenance guys to come in and move it back! WHAT?!?!? It was a perfect opportunity to say Mass as God intended, wasted!
So all during dinner, the conversation was something like this:
Me: "So do you think I can..."
Pastor interrupting: "No."
Little time later:
Me: "So, that thing's on wheels, huh?"
Me: "Since it's so easy to move..."
Pastor interrupting again: "NO!"
Hmm..., got some work to do to soften up the guy....