Gone But Not Forgotten
- Aug 6, 2005
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I was so glad that our ill-mannered and slobbery black lab was there barking like a hound of hell at them. He is huge - 120 lbs -- and I had ahold of his collar standing there at the door, and he was jerking me around.
Reminds of the time when some mormons came knocking at the door (fully looking pair an' all. Two tubby Americans, with moe haircuts, glasses, and knee length shorts). Just as they were about to start with their 'good news' spiel, my dog bolted out of the door and made straight for the crotch of the one on the right. What was undeniably amusing was the incredibly camp way in the mormon tried to fend the dog off - it was remniscent of that Russell Harty moment, when he got on the wrong side of Grace Jones. Even more amusing was that fact that my dog was a greyhound - so even the option of trying to run away from the thing was out of the question.
Ho ho. Needless to say, I wasn't troubled by Mormons anymore.
The JWs on the other hands...
Tip: whatever you do, don't tell them that you're agnostic, like I did. Though I'm perfectly content to be an agnostic, to the JW it means that you have a god shaped hole in your life that only they can fill. However...when the JWs tried talking to me about it, I embarked upon a cod-philosophical symposium that - in a peculiar reversal of the situation - left them wanting to get away while I rambled on and on. I took complete advantage of it, of course; it was a boring afternoon anyway, and they deserved it. They never bothered me again while I was living at that address.
To be honest, if was in your situation jandzmom, I'd quite happily give those JWs who keep hassling you a beating. Yeah, yeah, I know, it's uncivilised and all that - and liable to get you arrested as well. But...these people don't have either you or your son's best interests at heart. Sure, they might think they do, but to quote the old cliche, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. After all, a stalker might think that he is she is the only one who can make the stalkee happy - and look where that leads. I suspect that the only reason these purported JWs have such an interest in your son is because that in being deaf, they think he is 'vulnerable' and 'in need', or something. They only want him because they think he - and by extension, his family - will make a good and easy convert. Anyways, if you don't feel like giving them a slap or two (which, on reflection, is probably not a very good idea), why not try threatening them with anti-harassment legislation, or anti-stalking laws. Okay, the law may not be entirely applicable in this case...but the JWs aren't likely to know that, are they?