The Daffodil Lion Posted September 27, 2012 Share Posted September 27, 2012 I live in a youth hostel. I've lived there for a year. There are many things that aren't perfect here but the building is old, they have limited resources, and the staff are usually understanding and helpful if you can talk to the right person. One massive exception to this is a lady who comes in every week from a church with the title of Chaplain. What her purpose is I have no idea. But every week she comes and initiates conversation to anyone who is living here (as opposed to temporally staying). Its frustrating for a vast majority of reasons: 1 If you have a problem you have a member of staff in the Y who will be more than happy to listen and help sort it for you, and that is part of their job and they are trained to do so. 2 Very few people actually want to talk about there problems publicly. By this I mean at a dinner table, or in a corridor. 3 In this area few people are that religious, especially in my age group. My age group by the way is in the middle of most permeant residents. 4 There are bound to be others from other faiths here. Why exclude their religions? 5 When being asked for the 60th week how I am by the Chaplain, it is so difficult to answer. I don't want to be rude to her, I don't want to insult her, but I really don't think praying to Jesus is really going to sort my life out. 6 The most recent polls show that overall, the majority of people in Britian belong to "no religion". Therefore surely it would be better to have someone who is not from a religion if it is believed that residents need extra support. I am seriously considering emailing this to my hostel. Its getting so tiring. No one ever really talks to her, and theres probably good reason, they don't want to! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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