When I saw this photo, it reminded me of the time when my mother and I popped into a little country church one Sunday. We arrived before most of the members. We chose the place we would be sitting, waiting for everyone else to arrive.
Finally two elderly ladies came in, with one sitting in the pew in front of us and the other in the pew behind us. They both began speaking quite loud to one another about how it was rude that people would “just sit in other people’s places without asking.” I looked at my mother and quietly said, “I had no idea there were assigned pews.”
We found the whole bit quite humorous. Bless their hearts.