A Jehovah's Witness Rant - Fair Warning
I have told people before that in my very diverse town, where we have dozens and dozens of religions represented, we have a Kingdom Hall, and the JW's come periodically and knock on doors (we have a Mormon Temple here that does the same thing but not as frequently, btw, and for some reason one of the Lutheran churches in town also comes around handing out materials and inviting people to events at the church, but I digress).
So as you can tell, we have a lot of this door knocking going on here. I don't like it, I think it's rude to bother other people in their own home for your own purposes, but I haven't said a lot about it.
Today the doorbell rings and my husband answers the door, there is a woman with two small children, a girl of about 7 and a boy of about 5. Now we have also had Girl Scouts recently selling cookies door to door (here they come around with the cookies in a wagon, you don't order, you buy direct from their stock), so it's not unusual to face a mom with kids at the door.
The little boy says "Hi sir, what's your name" and he says "John" and the little boy says "Hi John, I have an invitation for you, your family and any of your friends, we want you to come and visit" and he hands my husband an invitation to a memorial for Jesus' death on April 14th, to come to the Kingdom Hall. My husband takes the invitation and the woman says "please, tell everyone you know, invite them all, we want to see everyone there" and they leave.
I am pissed. I am VERY pissed.
If you, as a grown up, want to engage in such rude behavior as to bother others at home, you do it, and you face if people want to say something to you. But to bring little kids into such a thing, to have them almost as a shield for you, is disgraceful.
SMH over the chutzpah, stupidity, and arrogance of people.
OK, rant over.