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May 5, 2010 6:42 pm

I was out for a little while doing some doorknocking this morning.  It's 70, sunny, low humidity, and just a beautiful day in the Lou, so I thougth it would be more fun to ring some doorbells than smile and dial.  As I was walking back to my car, I had to cross a street that turned off the one I was walking on.  I noticed this guy walking down that street with a shirt and tie on, just like me.  He had something to carry his information in, just like me.   I figured that he was just a new EDJ guy who I'd not met.  We get lots of em and I don't always bother to get to know who they are until they hit at least Seg 3.  Here's how the conversation went:

Me:  Hi, how are you?

Him:  I'm OK.

Me:  Great morning, but it's getting a little warm.

Him:  I like the heat.  (This comment, from my upbrining, will become a self fulfilling prophecy for him)

Me:  So, what are you doing out this morning walking the streets like me?

Him:  I'm a Jehovah's Witness. 

Me:  Oh.  Great. 

Him:  How about you?

Me:  I'm a financial advisor with EDJ. 

Him:  Who?  Well, it's not important.  Here, how about I leave you with this pamphlet. 

Well, you get the point.  I just thought it was hilariously ironic that as I'm out doorknocking in a neigborhood, so was the JW guy. 

I really wanted to ask him what his number was.  But I wasn't really in the mood to get into a deep theological conversation.  Although in retrospect, it might have been interesting. 

May 5, 2010 6:52 pm

I must have missed the funny part.

May 5, 2010 7:44 pm

I guess you had to be there. 

Perhaps you've never heard anyone making fun of EDJ guys doorking like the Jehovah's Witness folks do. 

May 5, 2010 8:49 pm

I've tried door knocking with mxed results, but one afternoon in a cul-de-sac, I was making a loop and there was a guy doing the exact thing accross the street.  We get to the same house at the end of the road, he lets me go first, and when I'm finished I asked what he's doing.  He was a Morman preaching the CJCLDS and told me exactly who had answered where he knocked and how receptive they were initally.  The guy was super nice and proved to be really helpful.  It's almost like he softened the blow before I got to his prior stops.

May 5, 2010 9:18 pm

[quote=JumpTheShark]Check your pm's, spiff.[/quote]

I checked them, but I only had one new one and it wasn't from you. 

Dec 28, 2010 9:47 pm

Almost as ironic as Ed Jones FAs who ARE JWs.

Mar 3, 2011 6:30 am

I had one of those "eye's following you through the blinds" a few months ago, watched me walk all the way down the street and back up to his house.  The driveway in the car literally has a license plate reading "Crotchity", their is a little stone gargoyle beside the front door holding a sign that says "Go Away".

I knew this was going to be fun.

Knock, "What do you want?" "Hi, I'm..." "Doesn't Edward Jones teach you to read?  ::Points to the Gargoyle:: Where's your solicitors permit?"  My usual, I'm not soliciting, just introducing myself, but hand him the county permit.  He slams the door on me.  Comes back about 2 minutes later, I guess he couldn't find anything wrong with it.  "Get off my porch."

I sent him a nice personalized thank you note.  2 investment perspectives mentioning specific pages he should read. 

Sold him a bond the other day.

I still love the license plate.