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Old 05-30-2018, 05:04 PM
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The other day something happened that bookends the events of my original post.

I tried to help a customer find envelopes for greeting cards. We didn't have the ones she wanted. She thanked me and gave me a "hundred dollar bill", because she wanted to spread the gospel. It was a tract, hence the quotation marks.

As professionally as possible I said, "No thank you, I'm an atheist. And my parents are Catholic so that's double whammy."

It sounded clever in my head, don't ask me what I meant by it. The elderly woman in the first post was being strangely complimentary. This woman was shoving her religion in my face and the same way you would say, "I'm allergic to peanuts!" if someone shoved a Snickers in your face, I felt the need to be more direct in this instance."
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:48 PM
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The other day something happened that bookends the events of my original post.

I tried to help a customer find envelopes for greeting cards. We didn't have the ones she wanted. She thanked me and gave me a "hundred dollar bill", because she wanted to spread the gospel. It was a tract, hence the quotation marks.

As professionally as possible I said, "No thank you, I'm an atheist. And my parents are Catholic so that's double whammy."

It sounded clever in my head, don't ask me what I meant by it. The elderly woman in the first post was being strangely complimentary. This woman was shoving her religion in my face and the same way you would say, "I'm allergic to peanuts!" if someone shoved a Snickers in your face, I felt the need to be more direct in this instance."
Fuck I've done worse for less. She didn't say what gospel, mine would of been not to put ketchup on eggs.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:41 PM
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She thanked me and gave me a "hundred dollar bill", because she wanted to spread the gospel.
When someone hands me one of those, I put it in the trash, right in front of them. My religion or lack thereof is my business, and your tract isn't going to influence me in any way. I'd say more, but it's starting to veer into fratching territory. Feel free to continue over there.

(Big Green Cab Co has an unofficial policy: 3 things you do not discuss: sex, politics, and religion. I imagine Yeller Cab does too.)
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:56 AM
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When someone hands me one of those, I put it in the trash, right in front of them. My religion or lack thereof is my business, and your tract isn't going to influence me in any way. I'd say more, but it's starting to veer into fratching territory. Feel free to continue over there.

(Big Green Cab Co has an unofficial policy: 3 things you do not discuss: sex, politics, and religion. I imagine Yeller Cab does too.)
An honest tract would be one thing, but the bait-and-switch aspect of those would at least get a death-glare from me.
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:05 AM
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I have a personal policy of avoiding discussion of religion and politics at work. Too contentious, doesn't help what little professional atmosphere the place has.

The kids I work with probably think the graying late-40s type is long past sex (they're wrong, of course, but you know how 20-somethings are about the "old"), so seem not to go there conversationally around me. Worst it's gotten at my current site was the girl who's in her 7th month with her first and two mothers who got into a fairly graphic discussion of medical aspects of childbirth. The younger guy sitting near this just kept taking calls. I did feel kinda bad for him, though.
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