Thursday, December 22, 2005

And I don't want to buy your handmade cards,either.

I was in Big Flat City on Tuesday to see the thyroid doctor and finishing up my Christmas shopping. As I was leaving one of Jackson's favorite places, I was approached by two nice, clean, somewhat vacant-looking young women. They called to me from behind, so I turned around.

"Ma'am. We wanted to talk with you!" said the leader of the two.
"God is everywhere," murmured the other.
"Oh, hello Ariel. Hello Francesca. You're from the Unification church, aren't you? I know what you want to discuss with me. I'm sorry, but I'm not interested." I turned and started to leave.
"Ma'am! Ma'am! How did you know that? How did you know our names?"
I just smiled, wished them a happy holiday and walked away.

I never did tell them that they had stopped me in Fake Cow City the day before and given me their Moonie spiel. They'd introduced themselves then and who could forget names like Ariel and Francesca? (I really wanted to ask if those were their Delta Tau names, or what?)

8 comments:

Friday Mom said...

I don't know of anyone else to whom this sort of thing happens, but I'm sure glad it does to you. You tell the story so well!

I would love to know what Ariel and Francesca talked about after you walked away....

Jackson said...

What did you get me, huh huh? Well Rach that might have thought that you were the chosen one being that you knew their names and all.

Kathryn said...

Priceless. Oh to have seen their faces :-)

little david said...

One time we invited some door-to-door Mormons to have dinner with us the following week. At the appointed time, two guys showed up: one of the originals and his handler. The other original guy had another assignment, we were told. Anyway, the new face insisted that we call him Elder M___. Cat said, "Aw, c'mon, you have to have a first name. Is it David?" He replied, "No, but that's my twin brother's name." From the kitchen, I said, "Then you must be Daniel." It was a pure guess on my part, but Daniel confessed, with some perplexity, that I was correct. We had him on the defensive for the rest of the evening.

annie said...

You know, Spookyrach, I think you must have some kind of magnetic aura about you that attracts these kinds of events to yourself.

And yes, I would have loved to have heard the conversation after you left.

Patti said...

While you had them shook up, you should have told them to call their mothers. That woulda spooked them even more!

peripateticpolarbear said...

only you. only you....

Christmas Lights in June, Texas said...

Lol, you crack me up Rach! You should have said something like I know your names because God has sent me to distroy you, but not yet. Be ever mindful or something creepy like that. You could have thought of something.