June 7, 2009

I'm a friggin Catholic..

So we have had a day of slackness here. The hubbster and Mr C have gone for the day, so it's me and the girls. We wrestled in bed til 9am, did some washing, watched dvds and pretty much nothing else. So what happens? WE GET VISITORS.

When we lived in town, we had this lovely lady who used to call around with religious pamphlets and a new bible quote each time. The problem is, I am catholic, she isn't. She's something else and at first as I am such a nice person (!) I couldn't say no and took the pamphlets and let her read her passage, but never invited her and her minions in.

The hubbster kept saying, tell her you're not interested, but she is so nice and I couldn't say no. So periodically she would call around, hand me the stuff, I would make an excuse about the phone ringing or lunch cooking and the visit would be short. When we moved out of town, guess what? SHE'S FOLLOWED ME HERE. I didn't even give her exact directions but she's bloody found me! And I'm not happy about it.

I thought I could let her down gently by saying "well, we are moving, nice knowing you, take care" but she pushed for where we were going so I was a bit cagey. A month ago, her followers came out, I took the pamphlets, cut it short and sent them on their way. So back to today. Our day of slackness. Here I am, I hadn't showered as yet, still wearing the same tshirt sans bra that I slept in. And they rock up! And our toasted sandwiches were ready.

This was my chance. She went to hand me the pamphlets and I said:-

"look, I appreciate you coming out, but I am a catholic and am moving back towards that right now. I don't want to waste your time, so don't worry about dropping any more pamphlets out". Did she get the hint? I think she was a bit pissed off, but she read me a bible passage (what the fuck did I just say?) and asked if I minded if she called past once in a while to say "HI". And also that there are workshops I can do to figure out my religious intentions. And I should have said:-

"don't come back. I am not interested. I have never been interested. It's just that you are such a nice lady, I couldn't hurt your feelings. I'm friggin Catholic." but instead I said:-

"yeah, that's fine". Fuck. I really hope she has the hint now and doesn't come back, because I don't want to be blunt and insult her. Remember she is so nice and I totally appreciate that each has their own religion, and this has blown way out of proportion because I didn't say no in the first place.

7 comments:

Mama Kat said...

I feel your pain!!! I am HORRIBLE about dealing with those people...and no...they never get the hint! :)

Barbara said...

Oh no! They are so annoying. I usually just open the door and tell them I am not interested before they have a chance to begin (then I don't feel so bad if they are nice people) lol. I've even hid in the passage once so they would think I wasn't home lmao ... didn't work though, they came back the next day! I hope she eventually gets the hint and leaves you alone *fingers crossed*

Jen at Semantically driven said...

I think they have the psychology all worked out. I'm pretty lucky here that I don't get many doorknocks and I've been known to ignore a few!

Anonymous said...

If only there was a way she could read this blog!!!
Unfortunately the only way to get through to them sometimes is to be plain rude! I am sure they play on their "niceness".....
Lynda

Fragrant Liar said...

Maybe you should have your own pamphlet ready for the next time she comes around. That'll learn her...

I was baptized Catholic, but my family never practiced it much, and so I grew up essentially a heathen pagan. Truly, I'm quite happy about that. But now I'm writing a book about a good Catholic girl (with a sordid twist) and I wish I'd learned a little more about the daily religious applications than the St. Peter and Hail Mary jokes. I guess I'm about to learn...

Sissy said...

I could be the reflection you see in your mirror. I can't say no either. And why not? I'm an asshole in every other capacity. I've spent hours upon hours with religious fanatics, carpet cleaner salesmen, water qualification experts, etc... I feel your pain.

Farmers Wife said...

Thank God! I'm not the only one. The only time I nearly got away with it when they called was when I was hiding in the hallway telling the kids to "be quiet, they are coming up the driveway" but the devil children just made more noise so I couldn't hide any longer.