***This post does not mean I am in any way against religion nor is it meant to offend anyone who is religious. My parents are religious as are many people I call friends and I fully respect their's and anyone else's views on this topic. It is simply me venting about a particular situation. ***
Okay, some may say I am a nice person. I say sometimes too nice..also sometimes shitastically bitchy. I try really hard to be courteous and aware of other people as often as is humanly possible. Not doing so has bitten me ass a lot and I want to encourage courtesy in my kids. You know, to be the best they can be?
Anywho. A few months ago I was sitting on my front porch in the afternoon when a very cute little old lady drove into my driveway. She was adorable. She got out of her car and walked up. I thought she was going to ask for directions or attempt to sell me Avon or something. Instead, what I got was a bonafide witness for a local church. I've always been really good at moving these people off and away very quickly but this woman was just so cute, I couldn't stand being even slightly rude or dismissive to her. I let her talk to me for a while. I even let her quote some passages from the Bible before telling her I wasn't interested...not really religious, you see. She continued by asking me some pretty good questions about my family and my desires for their well being and spiritual happiness. I do desire for them to be spiritually fulfilled, I do desire morals and happiness for them. I just don't believe in organized religion and that route isn't what I want to take right now. When they get older and show curiosity, I will do my best to educate them.
She continued without taking any of my hints until nap time was over and kids were screaming for snacks. She has come back again and again. Usually at the most inopportune times like when I am weed eating the yard or bringing in groceries while trying to referee 2 children and she always expects me to stop what I am doing to talk to her. I am sick of it yet I still can't make myself be rude to her. I HAVE told her I'm not interested. I HAVE told her, NO I AM NOT GOING TO VISIT YOUR CHURCH! She just doesn't seem to get the point so my tactic lately has been, when she knocks on the door, I ignore. Hush the kids and ignore. She is a persistent bitty though. She knocks on the front door and rings the bell when she gets no answer, she goes to the back door and knocks for a time. I know she knows I'm home (it's impossible to keep a 4 yr old and a 1 yr old quiet!) so I think she would get the point....No answer, no way. Now go away!
I'm all for people representing their churches. It's cool if that's what you believe in and what you want to do. All I ask is to please not push it down my throat. It doesn't make me any more likely to swallow what you're spooning out. Sorry.