September 7th, 2015

Knock Knock Knocking On Jesus' Door

A little while ago a Jehovah's Witnesses buzzed my door and asked if I could buzz her into the building so she could put literature in the mail boxes of the people who live here.

"Sure," I said and hit the buzzer.

Rome Girl makes fun of me because I always do that and because when Mormons buzz I always invite them up and offer them a cup of tea and talk with them for a bit.

For me, though, I can't imagine any other reaction. My feeling is that both JWs and Mormons must have the shittiest jobs possible. As they go door to door most people must tell them to fuck off and/or be rude to them in various other ways. It has to be soul crushing, but they keep doing it. And, they aren't doing it for money . They are doing it because they want to be good people and they think it's the right thing to do.

I don't know many people in my life who work a job just because they think it will help people and not because it will get them a bunch of money.

So, yeah, someone doing a shitty job  simply because they think it will make the world a better place? Yep, I'm going to be as nice to them as possible, even if I disagree with them.

Buzzing them in to leave literature around or making them a cup of tea costs me nothing - but I bet it makes their day a little less shitty.  That's enough for me.