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.
Thanks so much for keeping us abreast of the latest anti-proselytizing strategy! I think I'll try it too.
Oh dear, a 78 year old woman without shirt or bra would scare them to death. I hate picking up dead bodies. My compost is already overflowing.
This method of expulsion of unwanted xians will take some NERVE. If you see them coming to your door, make a detour through the kitchen getting the BIGGEST KNIFE you can find; put on a slight, mysterious smile, with fixed eyes, and answer the door. Step back and swing the door open and indicate for them to enter --- keep smiling, BUT DO NOT SAY ONE WORD. Simply hold the knife where they can see it, but not in a menacing way. If they come in, which I doubt, indicate for them to sit and you sit near them; and just slowly look them up and down, and continue to SMILE; remember, DO NOT SAY ONE WORD. After a very short period of time, they will very nervously leave. Silence spooks them out completely!
I love it. I almost wish they still came by so I could try it out. (They stopped coming here after three times of explaining why I think most of the major problems in the world are caused by belief in religions.)
From what little I've read about JWs; they have some misogynistic outlooks in their teachings; and I also think they practice a rather strong rule concerning ostracism within their "group".