Tuesday, May 23, 2006

picture perfect peonies in portland...



my sister sent me some really lovely pix of her peonies in portland (hillsboro) OR. i always have a good laugh when i think of me living on the tundra. i think its been summer in oregon for quite awhile now.

security breech...

i don't know what i was thinking today when i greeted a couple of jehovah's witnesses at the front door. generally, my spidey sense can detect them a mile away.

i could of slammed the door in their faces but i just can't do that kind of stuff.

so, i let the guy do his spiel.

to summarize: according to him, the news nowadays is filled with bad news. i reluctantly concurred. he opened his JW bible and started to read, at which time my brain shut down. according to God, there's a grand plan to transform the bad news into good...

he asked me, "so, what do think the solution to the world's problem is?" or, something to that effect.

i dunno. i blurted out, "maybe we should stop watching the news..." i didn't mean it to come out as a smart ass remark. he kind of chuckled but his buddy, who turned out to be his wife, gave me the scowl of scowls. oops.

the guy quickly surmised that i'd be a tough nut to crack. he gave me a couple of watchtower mags. he and his wife hightailed it to the next house.

conclusions: 1) selling religion door to door must be a really tough gig, even if you're passionate about the product. 2) you got to think of really good closer that will clinch the deal, like 72 virgin women in paradise. not something like the watchtower, pfft. 3) i will burn in hell...

if you're short of good reading material, i've got a couple of interesting mags burning a hole in the kitchen table... you know how to find me...

4 comments:

Danny Haszard said...

Good post,to keep it simple the central core dogma of Jehovah's Witnesses,the reason they came into existence 110 years ago was to proclaim Jesus second coming in the year 1914.

When their 'prophecy' {derived from the William Miller movement of 1844} failed,they went on to say that Jesus came "invisibly".Yes,it's the 'emperor's new clothes' all over again.

Up close and personal Jehovah's Witnesses can be wolves in sheep's clothing.

The Watchtower is a lie!--Danny Haszard

The Dharma Bum said...

Uhh... what he said.

soapyDave said...

if soapygina opens the door to any religious group (by mistake, of course) she rolls her eyes and slams it shut. you gotta be firm with the crazies!

bubba said...

like i said, soapydave, i'm not sure what i was thinkin'. i guess they just looked like real nice folks. doh. it won't happen again.

as for the door slammin', i'll try next time. by the way, i have no trouble hanging up on telephone solicitors. no problem there.