This piece is the first in a series called "The language of Mercy". Please click on this link to read my disclaimer.
Some of the words and phrases used at Mercy Ministries were ambiguous in meaning. Because of this, they could be used as blanket words to avoid reasonable explanation, or they could change meaning easily depending on the situation or to whom they were being applied. They could be applied as heavily or lightly, as broadly or specifically as desired by a given staff member.
"Mercy appropriate" was one such example.
The word "Mercy appropriate" set the word "appropriate" apart from the limited application it might have in the real world. The idea of it was to make the environment as safe and untriggering as possible. But because of it's ambiguous nature, the meaning changed depending on the subjective understanding of the staff member on duty, what mood they were in and whether or not they liked you. Obviously, each staff member was different so not all of them would favour one girl over another or take their moods out on people, but it was certainly an option available that was exercised by those who did.