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"Here for breakfast? Come on in!" - Mark's Journal
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"Here for breakfast? Come on in!"
I think the Mormon elders who'd rung the doorbell were not used to being invited in for breakfast, but since the bacon and eggs were both nearly done, I didn't have time to stand at the front door chatting. They obediently followed me in, and while they'd both just eaten, they took me up on the orange juice offer while standing watching me finish cooking breakfast. I suspect they're also not used to chatting with people who've a) read much of the Book of Mormon and b) know that Joseph Smith was from Central New York. They didn't argue with my "Thanks, but I think I'm good on the religion thing."

BreakfastStaci and I ate breakfast and then headed down to the Ithaca Brewfest, which was lots of fun. While I was sitting and chatting with Kara at the volunteer check-in table, someone came over to ask for help at the Middle Ages Brewery table, and I ended up pouring their beers for an hour. Yum! I also got to taste quite a few excellent beers, as well as enjoy some fun munchies.

Grabbed some discounted Razorback BBQ sausage on the way back to the car; I'll eat it in a while when I'm hungry again. :-) They're the same guys whose pulled pork Alan let me try at Musefest, and they also have some fantastic tofu spiedies. (No, really!)
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From: (Anonymous) Date: September 7th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC) (Link)
my uncle bob was a "theology schoolor" when they came by we invited them in surrounded by the bibles, and the picture of my grandfather, we simply invited them in and we talked about god and john smith, and the fact that there are just as many views of relgion as those that practice . but i would have much prefered cooking them breakfast... alot more entertaining
jccohen From: jccohen Date: September 7th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
mmmm sausage
slave2tehtink From: slave2tehtink Date: September 7th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I always at least try to feed them. :) it's in memory of the Mormons who saved mine and Cecil's asses in Hong Kong!
ianwsmith From: ianwsmith Date: September 7th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
You're far more tolerant of that kind of behavior than I could ever be, good for you. I always end up being very short with the Jehova's Witnesses that come by (never been approached by a mormon out proselytizing, but would probably have just as little time for it) as it really just drives me up a wall.
guinness_duck From: guinness_duck Date: September 7th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Mormons are generally a lot better at handling it when you say no thanks. I've had the same issue with the Servants of the Watchtower cult.. er... Jehova's.. they do not understand no thank you. They also don't understand go away now. They barely understood the message behind a door slamming in their faces.
psychochicken From: psychochicken Date: September 7th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
We don't get them often - being a top floor flat. I usually let them do their initial blurb then say I have my own ideas about that sort of things, thank them and wish them good luck. Most of the time that's enough.

I did once have a pair who were very insistent that I explain fully my beliefs, despite my pointing out twice that they were personal and I'd rather not one of them was effectively forcing his way into the flat. Eventually I leaned right over to one of them and said "what I believe would make your ears bleed, now get out of here!". I've never seen a Jehovah's witness run so fast.... ;)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: September 7th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Well, OK, come on in and take your clothes off, and let's get the ceremony started..."
perisoft From: perisoft Date: September 7th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
You rock, Mark. I have this vision of two stunned, confused Mormons (ideally they'd be played by Matthew Broderick and Shia Labeouf) being led through the whole procedure and ushered out the door without a word. I know that's not exactly what happened, but it's what I'd like to think happened. :)
zercool From: zercool Date: September 7th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Come right in, we're just about to sacrifice the virgin!"
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