Story Mic

    The Callback Kid


    Eryn grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as her parents were both converts to the Church. When she was a little girl, Eryn was more wiggly than most children. "You see primary children, and they had nothing on me," Eryn describes. In her childlike innocence, Eryn believed that everybody agreed with her.

    One particular Sunday, designated as Fast Sunday, when church members were fasting, Eryn was sitting with her ward in a prolonged sacrament meeting due to the lengthy talks given by the speakers that day. But when the meeting finally seemed to be coming to a close, it seemed that one member wasn't ready for it to finish.

    As Eryn puts it, "He got up to say the closing prayer, and it went on for quite a while. And it went on, and it went on."

    With tired ears and empty stomachs, the other ward members started to become restless, when little Eryn decided she had enough. She stood up and shouted at the member to finish the prayer.

    Beyond the silence and amusement that ensued, Eryn explains with a laugh just what she learned that day: "You do not talk in sacrament meeting. It is not a callback."

    Can you remember a time in your childhood like Eryn's? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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