Saturday, October 04, 2008

Suddenly, Agreeing To Work Those Extra Night Shifts This Weekend Begins To Look Like A Worse Plan.

Dear Day People,

Do I come to your house and ring your doorbell at 4 AM? Do I?

Groggily and grumpily,
Me


Dear Religious Day People,

Do I come to your house and ring your doorbell at 4 AM and hand you atheistic propaganda? Do I? I do not. But sometimes I am tempted to start.

Groggy, grumpy, and unconverted,
Me

11 comments:

  1. Maybe you need to hang a sign on your door. That, or disable your doorbell.

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  2. Yeah, I've thought about it. But I want the mailman to be able/willing to ring the door, because as annoying as getting woken up when there's a package is, it's more annoying to miss them and have to go out to the stupid Post Office/UPS depot when you're supposed to be sleeping.

    Plus, I know myself well enough to know that I'd constantly be forgetting to take down a "do not disturb" sign when I got up.

    Maybe I just need a "no soliciting" sign. Although somehow I really doubt people would pay attention to it.

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  3. Maybe I just need a "no soliciting" sign.
    Yeah, it really bugs me when those people knock on my door, offering sex for money. Oh, wait. Wrong definition. :)

    Seriously, my coworkers cheese me off with their constant yammering about (U.S.) football every Monday morning -- although not to the point that they wake me up. Here's how I recently described it.

    I believe it exists. I believe that others have the right to worship at that particular temple, even though I do not share their beliefs. I believe that they may take whatever joy and comfort they wish from their religion, but I do not appreciate them proselytizing during work hours about how great their particular denomination is.

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  4. Amen to that! (Er, so to speak.) But at least nobody's ever knocked on my door to evangelize to me about football. :)

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  5. My Mum used to work nights as a nurse. A "no solicitors please" sign worked wonders. You still got people tinging the bell at odd hours for her, but only couriers and people who were supposed to...

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  6. A "no solicitors please" sign worked wonders.

    That wouldn't work here in the UK where "solictor" (though not "soliciting", oddly) has a different definition. So far I haven't had any lawyers knocking on my door to offer their services. :)

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  7. Maybe I'll try it, although I balk just because it seems to... give off unfriendly vibes, somehow. I think it's the fact that I live in a small town that does that; I wouldn't think twice about it if I lived in a city.

    And, hey, keeping British lawyers away is a bonus! :)

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  8. How about an "No Tresspassing" sign. Except for USPS and UPS and whoever else delivers all your internet goodies. Remember Oct 11 1986?

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  9. Yeah, that would seem real friendly. "You kids stay off my goddamn lawn!" :)

    And October 11, 1986, hmmm? Now, what could that be... Should I be wishing you guys a happy... something? ;)

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  10. "You kids stay off my goddamn lawn!"
    Yours is the second blog in which I've seen this quote. Here I go being culturally unconscious again, but is this something I missed?

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  11. I think it's pretty been the standard Crusty Old Sourpuss line since today's Crusty Old Sourpusses were young. :)

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