To of laughed loudly when dp said this...

(296 Posts)
Wheresmygalaxy Sun 11-Nov-12 10:21:19

Door bell goes and as im sat with ds on my knee feeding him i asked dp to get the door (secretly already knowing it was Jehovah's Witnesses), so off he goes thinking its his dad popped round.

He opened the door and was faced with 2 older gentlemen whose first words to him where " Hello, Can i ask do you have a question you'd like to ask god?"

My dp thought for a few seconds and goes, " yes, how can i get rid of this flu? Ive tried beechams and lemsips but nothing shifting it!"

The 2 men stood stoney faced and persuaded him to look into his sole for meanings of being unwell hmm i could see them through the window and just couldnt stop laughing smile

MammaTJ Sun 11-Nov-12 10:22:46

That is funny!!

Feminine Sun 11-Nov-12 10:23:39

confused

I don't think you should mock Witnesses.

Ilovecake1 Sun 11-Nov-12 10:24:00

Very funny

IneedAgoldenNickname Sun 11-Nov-12 10:24:40

grin

Feminine Sun 11-Nov-12 10:24:58

and...they wouldn't have told him to look to his soul.

Wheresmygalaxy Sun 11-Nov-12 10:26:20

feminine How am i mocking witnesses?? Im mocking my dp for saying something daft!

PuppyMonkey Sun 11-Nov-12 10:26:34

Well they said sole, maybe his shoes have the answer.grin

LauraPalmerPlusOne Sun 11-Nov-12 10:26:59

No, you're not BU by laughing at DP's brilliant response, but you're BveryveryU to use the word 'of' where 'have' belongs! [pedantface]

TheBigJessie Sun 11-Nov-12 10:27:26

If they actually started speaking about deeper meanings of being unwell, they deserve mockery.

I do not tolerate anyone who claims that ill-health is symptomatic of spiritual problems, whether they are speaking about flu, disability, or disease.

Feminine Sun 11-Nov-12 10:31:43

Oh come on...you knew they were witnesses when you let your DH go to the door.

Think about it...any other religion at the door?

I just feel JW's are always an easy target.

If it was the gas man etc? would it have been worth watching/listening from the window?

Your DP said something silly as far as I can tell. Maybe I just didn't find it funny..don't know really...

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 10:31:53

Have.

To have laughed.

And yes. YABU. He could have declined politely.

Feminine Sun 11-Nov-12 10:33:25

thebig that is the thing though.

I am hmm that they even said that. Its not their way or belief.

CailinDana Sun 11-Nov-12 10:34:05

Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer. I don't normally agree with mocking people but they did spring it on him at his own front door, and he was free to respond whatever way he wanted. Quick thinking on his part smile

Feminine if people turn up at my door uninvited for the sole purpose of converting me to their religion or extorting money for their charity, then they're fair game for mockery and/or irritation.

OP YANBU, I would have laughed at your DP's response too!

Fakebook Sun 11-Nov-12 10:38:50

Someone will be along in the minute to point out that Jehovah's witnesses have rights too and that they might be suffering from some illness/other ailment/ingrown toenail so it's wrong to laugh at them and to mock them. Laughing is WRONG.

Fakebook Sun 11-Nov-12 10:40:05

Meh. Should have read the whole thread before posting. I was right though.

I take the piss out of any and ALL god botherers who choose to invade my privacy.

They all deserve it.

Wheresmygalaxy Sun 11-Nov-12 10:40:41

I always get my of and have's mixed up, i shall go and get stuck into my english dictionary straight away so you all need worry no more.

and yes feminine i was hardly listening right up against the window, my couch is next to the window so i can hear everything anyway. I think maybe your taking it just a little too seriously, Im not mocking religion, as i said before im mocking my dp who for once was a quick thinker.

fwiw, yes they did say look into his soul to see the reason for being unwell. why would i make that up.

Wheresmygalaxy Sun 11-Nov-12 10:41:42

fakebook grin i thought the same myself to be honest when posting it!

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 10:44:01

You're

Not your.

Marzipanface Sun 11-Nov-12 10:46:07

I would have laughed. I find JW a pain in the arse. I find most of their views abhorrent, Personally I would have said No thank you and closed the door.

Still found the response funny though.

Fakebook Sun 11-Nov-12 10:47:15

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bruxeur Sun 11-Nov-12 10:47:24

Why shouldn't we mock JWs? They're irritating idiots.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 10:48:43

Yes fakebook. I do.

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