I discovered a brilliant new way to avoid having xians ring my doorbell in attempt to share the good news with me. Just now, I was in my kitchen, washing dishes and finding something to eat, when I looked out the large window above my sink. Two men were approaching with bibles in hand. Then, I realized they saw me. We made eye contact and I gave them a big smile. They stopped dead in their tracks and looked down, then slowly turned and walked away. I can only assume this is because I was not wearing a shirt, or a bra. Perhaps from this point on I will be answering the door shirtless. Should give the mormon boys something to talk about.
Shucks. In the middle 1960s my wife and I lived in Houston for a year, then in Austin for three years. In 1969 we went to Phoenix. (We computer workers called ourselves America's highest-paid migratory workers.)
Incidentally, my wife taught fifth grade. The Austin schools, before Roe v. Wade, had a comprehensive sex ed program that started in second grade. She happened to choose an MD who'd helped design the program and kept him posted on how it was going. In Phoenix there was no such program and some parents wanted to hire her to teach their kids.
Does anyone know if the conservatives wrecked the Austin program when they took over the state? California is the only state that has never taken taxpayer money for abstinence-only programs.
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It's not so sad anymore. I'm a grown up now and when I have occasion to not wear a shirt, I don't. I'm having a mental image of me looking out the peep hole in my front door and spotting bibles at the same time I am frantically removing my shirt. I hope this lady is ringing the doorbell.