You know how it is. Sometimes you get the feeling that you may be a member of the clergy. Here's a few clues to help you check your suspicions.
1. You find your jaw aching with sympathetic grinning, because everyone's always pretending to be joyous in your presence.
2. The organist has a grudge against you, and you don't know why.
3. You're allowed to go round the houses of people you don't know. But nobody thinks that's odd.
4. (If you're a married man) - your wife is unexpectedly talented at banner-making, baking and playing the piano.
5. (If you're a married woman) - your husband is allergic church matters.
6. On Sunday mornings, your garden is always being booby-trapped by a frustrated Lay Preacher.
7. The previous person to do your job was better than you.
8. You find yourself sympathising with those bankers who didn't fix interest rates or lend recklessly.
9. The newest book in your study was bought the year you went to that big building in the nearest city.
10. You get paid simply for living in your house - yet you work 80 hours a week.
11. Your children are a constant disappointment to other people, though not to you.
12. You understand the concepts of "day off" and "holiday". It's their practical application that eludes you. And admin doesn't count, does it?
13. You discover a white piece of plastic in your collar. If you take it out to go down town, people you know seem disappointed.
14. You swear more than all the people you meet. No-one else ever seems to swear, in fact. Or, if they do, they're really sorry.
15. You break into a cold sweat if you ever read the expression "8am".
16. You find yourself praying less than people expect you to.