So, I log on to Facebook sometimes, and the idiots I knew in high school and never cleaned out of my friends list present me with beautiful tales of their magnificent lives. Only this story seems to have been mildly exaggerated. Let me count the ways:
1. A Masonic temple is always clearly labeled and easy to find, most of them are on Google maps actually. And they all have compasses and lodge numbers set into their exterior walls, if not overt signs stating something like “Hello, welcome to Triune Lodge X, We’re a Pretty Old Club”
2. Masons regularly give tours to the public (regardless of gender, religious background, education level, etc.) of their buildings, so you do not need to sneak in. And if you are in any way associated with a mason, they are 100 percent free to give you a tour of the building if there are no ceremonies taking place. PS cermonies are dull as hell, with a bunch of dudes reciting memorized lines about being committed to bettering themselves and serving the community.
3. Most masons are solidly middle class, and pay dues of like a hundred to four hundred bucks for an entire year of membership. ALL of this money goes to paying overhead for the building and maybe a few meals, though usually they have to pay 10 dollars or something after a meeting if they want to be part of a meal (it all sounds so earthly and mundane if you say it like that…)
4. Oh yeah, this whole thing is a GIGANTIC FUCKING LIE.
This girl was like this in high school though. It’s just, usually, USUALLY the stories have a modicum of believability worked in, just to hook people, but this one… I laughed for like 20 minutes. My response was less then classy, I will freely own that, but I just… WOW.
And do her friends ACTUALLY believe her? I don’t even what the hell I can’t no.