Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Question of the Day

Following up on yesterday’s question about an invasion of privacy:

The doorbell rings, you see through the glass that it’s a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Your response is?

Unlike telemarketers, I am unfailingly polite but firm: “No, thanks.” If they persist, I tell them I will listen to them if first they’ll listen to me tell them all about George Fox and the Quakers. That usually does the trick. Failing that, I tell them I’m gay.

That is better than a friend of mine in Michigan who had a night job and was awakened one too many times by persistent peddlers of salvation. He came to the door naked.