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Jesus is not my cup of tea!

Jesus in my Kettle, originally uploaded by mistersnappy.

Here follows an email I sent to Metro (London morning freesheet) to describe the religous experience I had this evening. As my photography is marginally better than my writing my brother Darren assisted in a superbly written press release…

I haven’t seen a story about Jesus appearing in anything in a little while so I thought you might be interested in this! My brother Darren is a better writer than I so he’s jotted down a story for you describing the events of this evening…

Please see attached photos.

Jesus is not my cup of tea

If Jesus was to reveal himself to the people of Great Britain he could do worse than appearing in the bottom of a kettle. And that’s just where Pinner resident, Simon, saw him.

“The kettle had become particularly furred up”, relates Simon, 38, “so I descaled it. Then when I looked inside to check it was nice and shiny I couldn’t believe who was staring back at me. Jesus”.

“I’m just impressed that he manifested his image in a kettle. I mean, you half expect it in a piece of toast or a melon, but a household appliance? It shows a real willingness to engage with the modern world.”

Although there’s no doubt in his mind that it’s Jesus in his kettle Simon isn’t getting carried away by the miracle. “I hope his image will bring hope and comfort to many people. But as it happens I’m Jewish, so although it’s a great effort by Jesus it isn’t really my cup of tea.”

When asked if he might be tempted to sell the holy kettle on Ebay Simon was emphatic, “No way. It’s a really good kettle”.

Looking forward to your response.


I’ll update this post if I get a reply from the folk at Metro!!

mistersnappy • September 20, 2009

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  1. catoni September 21, 2009 - 4:33 pm

    But Simon, why is Jesus wearing a gas mask? Is it a sign? Or did he put on his Halloween costume early?

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