Below begrudged falls annoyed. Some religions require their followers to come to your home uninvited and unannounced in an attempt to convince you to do the same to others. I don’t begrudge this, but it can be annoying. In the past, I have mostly been polite but short with people like this. Leave it to my wife to come up with the perfect solution to two problems.
She was outside when the religious solicitors showed up to our home. She noticed that they did not cross over from the sidewalk to our property, and being well-read and educated knew why. They politely spoke for a few minutes before they got to the main subject: permission to come on our property and save our souls. The response was worth sharing:
“I know that your religion requires consent from the man of the house. He’s not here right now. However, my neighbor over there is home, and he goes to church.”This could be the last time a neighbor crosses us.
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