Someone at the office suggested we have a Valentine’s Day party tomorrow, instead of on Valentine’s Day, because some co-workers couldn’t make a lunchtime event on Thursday. I responded that I would rather have it on Thursday, because tomorrow I need to “fast and obtain” for Ash Wednesday.
Someone was quick to point out I meant “abstain”.
I think both work, on some level. Especially for this gal, who earlier in the year lied DURING confession.