Tuesday, July 05, 2005

So We Had Mormon Missionaries Come to the House Today

Being tired after a day of working with 4 to 6 year olds and having to leave in 5 minutes to pick up my sister from work, I did not choose to engage them in any sort of theological debate. But our exchange went something like this:

[Doorbell rings. Mary goes to door. She looks through the peephole. Seeing two young guys in white dress shirts and black slacks, she immediately recognizes them for what they are, thinks about not opening the door but finally decides to. She takes a deep breath before doing so.]
Mary: Hello.
Mormon 1: Hello. We're from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and we wanted to you if you were interested in learning about Jesus Christ?
Mary: No, thanks, but good luck with your mission and everything.
Mormon 1:[Mormon 2 remained silent the whole time] So you've already heard the message of Jesus Christ from us?
Mary: Well, we did have some other Mormon missionaries stop by a few months back...[Mary the whole time is giving kind of a smirky smile as in "I think I want to laugh in your face but I'm not that mean."]
Mormon 1: Well is there anyone else in the house who would like to hear the message of Jesus Christ?
Mary: Nope, we're covered, thanks.
[Mormon 1 here gives a kind of inquisitive look.]
Mary: We're Catholic actually.
Mormon 1: Well you give us a call if you want to learn more about the truth that will only build upon, and not detract from, the truth you already know.
Mary: Alrightty, thanks. [Mary shuts door].