Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LDS Church, please relocate your Oquirrh Mountain temple

Opening an envelope a while back, I noted that it was an invitation to tour another new temple. I usually make time for those, so I turned to my computer to enter the date, time, and--what?! It couldn't be. It said South Jordan, but 11022 South 4000 West looks like Herriman, walks like Herriman, and quacks like Herriman, and even thinking about venturing into Herriman was enough to give me a headache.

My Herrimaphobia is entirely rational. I spent a week in Herriman one day last month. Actually, I spent three weeks there on three separate days, requiring progressively more therapy. The first time, after driving around aimlessly and calling the woman once again, I was finally told, "Oh, did I say I lived on X street? I meant Y."

On the second occasion, I talked VOU2 into joining me to see some furniture advertised on Craigslist. The conversation -- well, more like a monologue -- on that delightful trip went something like this, with certain words replaced for tender eyes:
"Where are we? . . . This place is a hole. . . . Are we still in Herriman? . . . It's not on my GPS. . . . What kind of idiot runs an ad on Craigslist for Helliman and doesn't put the coordinate? . . . Whoever laid out these streets was obviously drunk. This place is a [disappointing,] [confusing] [maze]! . . . I now hate this man, and I hate Herriman."

It is a known fact that there is something wrong with everyone who voluntarily lives or drives in Herriman. This new temple is too close. Please move it.


Thanks.

18 comments:

oussan said...

lol! Don't let this one's southwesterly location scare you away. I think you'll find this area to be quite a bit different than Herriman!

oussan said...

Full disclosure: I should admit that I live in the Daybreak neighborhood that this new temple is located in. I think it's a pretty, great place to live (and a pretty, great place for a temple). :)

I rarely blog these days (unless you count Facebook), but I wrote on this temple last year. Check it out! (Warning, religious content ahead!)

http://utahmurmurs.blogspot.com/2008/07/and-he-shall-send-his-angels.html

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