The Witnesses Are Out Today
The Jehovah's Witnesses are probably my favorite religion, but not because of anything they believe. In fact, I don't really know or care what they believe. I just like them because they don't vote, or so I've been told. If they were libertarians, I'd probably be more annoyed with them for not voting, but since they're pretty much apolitical, that makes just one less group to keep an eye on.
That said, we're lucky we don't have a very large, active group of Jehovah's Witnesses up here. At least we don't seem to be pestered with them knocking on doors as much as I remember them doing when I lived in Orange County. I've had few religious types knock on my door in the fifteen years or more I've live in this house, and some of those weren't even Witnesses. This is good.
One thing they're generally pretty good about is not pestering people at work. Today was the first time they approached me while I was working. I'm unloading my lawnmower out of my truck and there were two pairs of Witnesses working the neighborhood of K and Huntoon Streets in Eureka.
One pair happened to be heading to the house I was working at and asked me if I lived at the house. I told them I was just there to mow the lawn next door. She says something like "Oh, I see. What a great day to be mowing lawns. Have you ever seen our Lighthouse publication...?". I told them they drop them off at my house on occasion and I'd seen them and start to go about my business. Luckily, she just says, "Oh, ok.", and off they went.
I think it's somewhat rude to interrupt someone with a religious pitch while they're working but I don't see a problem with them going house to house trying to evangelize people, despite how annoying it is. Just made me wonder if they're getting more aggressive or if that was an honest mistake on her part?