Monday, July 17, 2006

Never Talk to Strangers

Last winter I made the mistake of opening my front door to some Jehovah's Witnesses. I should have known better, seeing as that no one I know has EVER shown up unannounced. I talked to them for a little, telling them I was in fact Catholic, and knew all about the Bible and whatever else they were selling.

Obviously I didn't learn my lesson the first time, because when someone knocked on the door this afternoon I opened it, and saw the same two ladies standing there. "Hi, Sarah?" They asked. I thought quick, "Um no, she's not here, that's my roommate." Wow, they said, "You two look a lot alike! Has anyone ever told you that?" Attempting to add credibility to my obvious lie I said, "Um, she's my sister. She went home to visit her parents." (I SHOULD have said OUR parents . . . but I'm not that good at lying.) "Oh," they said, "we'll just come back later and see how she's doing."

I've gotten in the habit of just hanging up on telemarketers, but that's a little harder to do when there's two sweet looking ladies standing at your front door. Maybe I'm doomed for lying to Jehovah's Witnesses, but I still don't understand their agenda. It's not as if I stood there and told them I didn't believe in God or had never heard of the Bible. If they keep coming to see me, do they get to steal salvation credits from the Catholic school I went to for nine years?

In crafting news, there are in fact many projects going on. But I never finish any of them.

There's one completed sock out of Lion Brand simple stripes, a lacy scarf, a sock in-progress made from my discount Maryland Sheep and Wool cotton sock yarn, and a green scarf (now frogged - I HATE big needles). That pile of red that you see is the back, one sleeve, and one front of a short sleeved bolero to go with the best dress ever. What IS this "best dress ever" that I speak of?? Well, you'll just have to wait and see.

4 comments:

V said...

I made the mistake of opening the door once (when I was home alone! stupid! stupid!) and promptly was asked if I knew about Hell. Now if all you tell me about is Hell, why would I want to join your religion?!

Happy knitting... you'll finish something eventually, I promise.

reluctantMANGO said...

Looks like a case of startitis to me :) I know from experience! At least you'll have plenty of plane knitting projects to choose from! See you soon.

Katie said...

Dude, you are too funny! Thanks for the post-lunch, early afternoon laugh!

KevinM said...

when i lived out in the sticks the JWs would show up a lot. after being woken up at the crack of midafternoon a few too many times one can get very creative with a roll of duct tape and a nail gun...

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