So again, I’ve been reading more than posting…reading is definitely a stress reliever for me, I guess that’s why I don’t feel so stressed out much of late. But anyways, I’ve had a post brewing in my head for a while, and I’ve hemmed and hawed about saying anything, for the fear of offending someone. But here I am, talking about it already, so you must know that I’m going to share it with you (I’m not one to leave you hanging for long), and I apologize in advance if this offends any of you, it is not my intention in the least.
I have been thinking a lot lately about solicitors, in particular, door to door solicitors of the religious variety. Why? Well, because in the last two months, we have had a grand total of 6 of these types of visitors to our neighborhood, and I must say it is getting pretty old and annoying. They always come on a weekend, or two days before Christmas!, or right when you have just laid your little one down for a nap. They never hand you their materials and let you alone, even though it may be obvious you are busy. No, they start talking to you about new apostles or the coming apocalypse and ask if they can stop by later. I once had a group of four young men accost me in my drive-way and try to start a debate with me even though I told them my young son was out in the back, probably on the trampoline with no supervision… (That was obviously this summer, so I have no idea what the grand total of these visitors is over the entire year.)
The problem I have is the over-saturation (six times in two months!!), the sometimes lack of concern for the reality of what is going in your life at that particular moment, and the fact that I have no desire to talk to these people what-so-ever, and I am not going to become whatever you are, because there is no way I’m going to become a door to door solicitor!
So there it is…I had to break the silence after the sixth interruption last Saturday as my family and I were trying to enjoy a rare day together. So again…I apologize if this has offended you, I just think there are more effective ways to proselytize.