Me: ..."for the upkeep of the mosque, like part of the tithe in church goes-"
Her: "Mosque? What's that?"
*internal me*: o.0 Seriously?
Me: "It's like the Muslim church, the building where they go to worship on Friday's and have other events. Anyway-"
Her: "Oh, the gold dome places."
*internal me*: confused puppy head tilt
Me: "Well, yes, mosques tend to have domes as an architectural feature but not all mosques have domes and not all of them are *gold* and not all buildings with domes are mosques."
Her: "There's three of them in town!"
Me: "No, there's only one mosque in town. I've been there, it's right down the road from my office. It's a small community."
Her: "No, I've seen them. Three buildings with gold domes. I've seen the one on your road."
Me: "No, there's only the one. Trust me, I've looked. And it doesn't have a golden dome. The dome is a brassy color, so maybe if the sun hits it right it shines, but it's not gold. Not even a little. The other buildings you're thinking of are probably Catholic or Orthodox churches. They have domes sometimes."
Her: "I think they're mosques. They're the only ones I've ever seen with the domes."
Me: "You're wrong." :p
Luckily my trainer and I have the kind of relationship where I can just tell her that she's wrong good naturedly. Because she is.
Speaking of mosques though, you all should check out this site when you have time to kill:
Islamic Arts and Architecture
I just keep going through it and being kind of in love with the gorgeous architecture.