Thursday, May 30, 2013

Creepy stranger behavior

I had to drive my daughter to school unexpectedly today (the bus didn't show up). It's a long trip, and I hadn't bothered to fill my tank the night before, so we had to stop by a convenience store and put a bit of gas in. As I finished pumping the gas, a lady pulled up behind me, got out of her car, and came toward me smiling and waving a sheaf of papers, saying she wanted to tell me about Jesus.

Seriously? Who approaches complete strangers who are innocently pumping gas and tries to tell them about freakin' Jesus when they can't get away? That's intrusive, creepy, and shows a complete lack of understanding of the social graces. I said, "I'm sorry, I'm in a hurry" (which was in fact true, as my daughter was in danger of being late) and got back in my car, but now I sort of wish I'd said, "Sure, let me have one of those brochures. And hey, let me get you one of my business cards-- I write erotica, and I'm sure you'd like to read it."

Actually I'm glad I didn't say that, because I'm not in the habit of rudely accosting strangers. Too bad the same can't be said for some Christians.

1 comment:

  1. Fundamentalist Christians don't have much of a sense of boundaries!