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cathy


The house is clean, at least

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I spent the day cleaning the house. Both of them. In the afternoon the friendly neighbourhood Jehovah's Witnesses dropped by. I was still wearing my flannel pajama bottoms, but at least the upper half of me was dressed. I am not Jehovah's Witness, nor will I ever be "converted". When I was a child, my mother used to holler, "shut the drapes and get down; we're pretending we're not home". She just couldn't say no thank you. We had to drop to the floor like the gestapo were knocking. Tonight I am off to go shopping. Bliss.

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Happy shopping.

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Hope your shopping trip went well, and you got lots of bargains. Make sure you buy yourself something, too !!

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    I don't entertain door-to-door religion. And I think it's quite rude to try and deliver "news" that way. It's an invasion of someone's privacy and ideals. You should only be able to talk religion with someone, if you were invited to their home for dinner and cocktails--then the conversation is game.

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    I don't entertain door-to-door religion. And I think it's quite rude to try and deliver "news" that way. It's an invasion of someone's privacy and ideals. You should only be able to talk religion with someone, if you were invited to their home for dinner and cocktails--then the conversation is game.

  1. Blogger Aly said:

    The word 'gestapo' made me giggle. Have fun shopping!

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    I swear we were split at birth LOL!!

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    How funny. Yes, those people can make you act like you are on fire with the. "STOP, DROP & ROLL!"

    Enjoy your shopping bliss. For me it's shopping torture,lol!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    hehe, i live in a Jehovah's Witnessess neighbourhood and all the other people in the building are JWs except for the lady next to us.
    Every Wednesday they wear their Sunday best and go to their church. My question is: why do they always wash each other's cars?
    My mum would ask us to do the same thing when they came round.
    Irrelevant piece of information: I heard that Prince was converted

    the house looks lovely, i mean the one i can see from here. but i'm sure the other one looks lovely too.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I'm glad I live in an apt building..So far I haven't seen Jev/Witnesses...lol

    Hope u did some damage with your shopping :)

    Were expecting a huge winter storm tomorrow. Up to 30 cm is what I'm hearing..Looks like no shopping till the weekend.

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    I visited a buddy when he was in university out of town. He always got people to the door trying to get money or the convert thing.
    When I was there in the morning he saw these religious people at the door before he opened it.
    To suprise them, he made us light up and open beers and booze bottles.
    At 8ish in the morning, this people got a rude awaking from a bunch of college thugs. He was polite to them though!
    Happy shopping and get it done before we send the snow to you.

  1. Blogger JoeC said:

    nay to JW and yay to shopping! Have a nice weekend then. Cheers!

  1. Blogger Anhoni Patel said:

    Isn't it satisfying when it's (the cleaning) all done?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    SkyeBlue;
    It certainly was.

    Meow;
    I don't know about bargains, but it was a success. I bought myself a sweater (shame shame).

    Angel;
    My husband and I were just chatting about the J.W. and I read him your comment. We both agree. And the next time they come round, I'll have your comment ready to read to them.

    Starfish;
    Perhaps gestapo was a bit harsh, but it was the best analogy I could think of! And a giggle at any price is well worth it.

    Michelle;
    I think so, too. I take it your mother made you drop to the floor when they came round?

    MomyBlogR;
    I am still laughing at your "stop,drop and roll" comment; this fits perfectly. OK, still laughing...

    Chloe;
    The J.W.s at the door must be a global phenomenon. Perhaps ther are some remote islands in the south Pacific where they don;t go hut to hut, but then again, they probably go there too; quick, close the palm fronds!

    Heidi;
    I did some damage; ouch.
    I am jealous of your storm; maybe you'll get a snow day? I'll be thinking about you. I've been watching the Montreal weather. We are not getting it; supposedly only 5cm tomorrow night, folloed by rain (yuck).

    RiskyBiz;
    I thought this was hilarious; I read your comment to my husband as well; next time they come round, perhaps I'll try this (a la Trailor Park Boys :)

    JoeC;
    You said it!

    Anhoni;
    Definitely, but it seems to get messy again so much faster than it took to clean up.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    "I've been watching the Montreal weather. We are not getting it; supposedly only 5cm tomorrow.."

    Cathy we are being pounded by heavy snow and winds as i type. As of 8;30am over 20 cm..They are now expecting mid 30's plus. I guess it's going to be a stay at home cleaning day..Thankgod I don't have to shovel living in an apt.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Heidi;
    Stay warm and safe. Did you get a freebie day off work? And a Friday, too, making this a long weekend for you?!

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    Shopping! Nice! Won't it be really crowded so close to Christmas? I've tried to limit myself to online shopping, but it's really not as fun.

    My building sports not only it's share of Witnesses, but also a large Mormon contingency. Yes, Prince DID convert. It's true. My doorbell rings too, too much.

    I can't condone door-to-door ANYTHING unless you are delivering a pizza.

    A semi-related aside: by some bizarre cosmic phenomena it is INVARIABLY the JWs (who do not accept blood transfusions or blood products in an emergency hospital situation) who hemorrhage in the operating rooom. Not surprisingly, in each of the cases I've seen they have a last-minute change of heart about this feature of their doctrine!

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