GLENDALE, Calif. — The already-tricky parking situation at one of Southern California’s larger Adventist churches took a turn for the worse today.
The volunteer parking attendants decided en masse to abandon directing members to sanctioned parking spaces in favor of what lead attendant Buena Suerte called “actually keeping the Sabbath.”
As congregants raced to church, the main Vallejo parking lot resembled what eyewitnesses called “a pile-up of biblical proportions” as impulsive Glendale drivers sped around the lot trying to find a spot before the sermon started.
Suerte and his team of Sabbath-keeping parking attendants completely ignored pleas from both fellow members and the pulpit to return to their duties.
“Just because a few people may have double parked doesn’t make this an ‘ox-in-a-ditch’ scenario,” said Suerte as cars began to vertically stack outside.
“Maybe after this experience we’ll have a few more volunteers to work parking on Sabbath.”