I live in the fabulous county of Fairfax, Virginia. Some time ago, don’t ask how long, the county government–or perhaps it was the state–instituted what is called “the moment of silence” as, one is led to suspect, a substitute for a “moment of prayer.”
But given that the latter is illegal, they apparently, in their infinite wisdom, selected the former. I don’t know if our lawmakers have ever experienced the moment of silence in actual practice, but I can pretty much guarantee you that the only prayer that’s going on is being done by the parents, who, like me, have brought little Johnny or Jane to school late after a doctor’s appointment and have found their entire school frozen in the moment.
Will someone please stop this waste of my, my children and other people’s time?