I really pissed off an male evengalist today.
First mistake: he came to my home. That already got me hot. I asked if he was peddling religion?
He replied in a foreign voice that he was not peddling. But it’s religion I asked. He replied; ‘yes’
I shooed him away with a hand gesture (not a rude one but dismissive all the same). He turned and left and I added; ‘Piss off.’
I wish I hadn’t done that
He had a young boy with him, about 12 to 14 years old. If I had been thinking instead of steaming, I would have engaged him in conversation – invited him in – and planted that seed of doubt in the kid’s mind.
Now that would have been a WIN situation.
My heart was, literally, pounding when I returned inside.
I had failed.