Saturday mornings are obviously great times for canvassers to stop by. They love our neighborhood. They park their cars on each court and get out and walk up and down stopping at each house. Most of our neighbors don't answer the door as they are older and scared of strangers. Also, a few years ago, some folks got burned by the "hard-luck" magazine sales person that hit our neighborhood. It was really a pathetic pitch. "Poor me. I'm down and out and this job is helping me [fill in the blank]". It was also high-pressure. They just wouldn't leave. Got shotgun?
Usually, though, it's a religious solicitation.
ReformingGeek looks thru window, sighs, and opens door slowly..
Smiling Canvasser (SM): Good Morning! How are you?
ReformingGeek (RG): Um.....fine. You?
ReformingGeek Evil Twin (EvilGeek): OH CRAP!
SM: We are doing AWESOME! Isn't it a beautiful day that our Lord has given us?
RG: Um, yes. It's lovely today.
EvilGeek: Um, yes, and I'm enjoying it working in the garden, vacuuming, cleaning up cat puke, beheading my enemies... You get the picture.
SM: We'd like to talk to you about Jesus.
*EvilGeek: Um, yes. I know Jesus. I think he did my roof. He's also Chelle's friend. She talks about his great tacos.
RG: Yes, yes, thank you. I'm a believer. Thanks so much and enjoy this wonderful day.
ReformingGeek quickly closes door and returns to
Bloggerwhat Hubby was saying.
*I promise that my evil twin did not say that.
Last Saturday, it was folks passing out pamphlets advertising an "end of the world" discussion. Well, we already know that's going to happen in 2012. My warped brain started thinking about what we could possibly do about this situation and what does "world" really mean anyway?
Maybe we could leave.
I think I'll attend the discussion. Here's the description:
SAYING GOODBYE TO EARTH - FUNDAMENTALS- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Zombie room, led by the late Gene Roddenberry.
- Choosing a Universe and Class M planet
- Procuring space on a Galaxy Class vessel
- Preparing for cold storage during the trip
- Choosing what to take with you (e.g. DVD's, books, pets, family members, weapons, favorite junk food, Diet Dr Pepper, etc.)
- What to do if Dr. Smith takes over the ship (how to re-program the robot, etc.)
- What to do if you encounter alien life forms
- Religious guidance (e.g. in case the Mayan calendar is a day or two off and the world disappears before your ship was due to depart)
Have a great holiday! Be safe.
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