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Old 07-18-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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This is a pretty long, but very interesting (and terrifying at times) look at the seedy world behind those poor kids who show up at your door talking about how they're working on a "scholarship" for "school"...

Goddamn, I had no idea! People can really be disgusting.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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that's what I need to do, that's an awesome job...and they have drugs too...I wonder if they have candy...then I'm def in!
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:17 PM   #3
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Sounds like a fun job to me!



Oh, I mean, damn shady characters.
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that's what I need to do, that's an awesome job...and they have drugs too...I wonder if they have candy...then I'm def in!
Don't forget about all that raping and murdering!
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:41 PM   #5
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It's really vile. One minor advantage of living where I do, no one other than JW's come up here. And there's a sign on the door that says in large unfriendly letters, "NO witnessing."
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:55 PM   #6
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lol "No witnessing" for the murders? or the Jahovas. I dont get sales people or those kinda things but I get the occational Jahovas, I look out the peep hole, strip naked, then answer the door telling them I am a Wiccan. They love it, well... I love the suprised look on there face!
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:57 PM   #7
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It's really vile. One minor advantage of living where I do, no one other than JW's come up here. And there's a sign on the door that says in large unfriendly letters, "NO witnessing."
When we were rooming together in college, one of my friends answered the door and JW were there....

Now just a bit of back story here on his past experiences with JW's.... his niece and nephew were going to day care every day while mum and dad were at work. Suddenly, one day, they started talking about Jehovah..... Mum and dad asked where they learned about Jehovah, and they told them that the lady at day care talked them about it every day.

.... SO anyway, he answered the door with a beer in his hand, and JW are there and they start their speil... He says "Oh! you are Witnessing? GREAT! Get ready to witness a BEATING!!!" and steps out the door. They left in a BIG HURRY.. and we never had them show up again.

I would love to use that line sometime, but I just say "No thanks" and slam the door in their face.
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:01 AM   #8
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Evan, I'm gonna read it, 'cause you always post interesting sh!t...

but how bored ARE you today?
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:06 AM   #9
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I never bought the story they tell. I've talked to these people a few times when home sick or working from home. It seemed like every single kid was 'like two or three' magazine sales away from making their goal of a trip to Hawaii or free college or whatever.

No big surprise that whole thing is a scam that takes advantage of; 1) minors who don't know better, and 2) shut ins who need attention. Gosh, you mean the girl with the ear jewlery the size of Eisenhower dollars, the hardest tats I've seen in years, and a permanent smokers hack isn't a junior at Hofstra? No way!

I could go off and rail on corporate America or lack of regulation, or whatever, but honestly, it comes down to the fact that some human animals will always try to take advantage of other human animals, if given the chance. Bummer.

 
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:13 AM   #10
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Anyone who comes to my door and tries to sell ANYTHING gets an angry and rapid ushering off my property.

I don't work hard to maintain my sanctuary just so that some A-hole can come invade it!

I think that door-to-door solicitation should be illegal, as well as telemarketing. And no, I'm not a nut, I just hate to be bothered in my own house. I see enough advertising as it is!
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