Tuesday, March 08, 2005

"We'd like to talk to you about the Bible..."

It's my second day home with a cold, and nobody has come to talk to me :-(
It was different yesterday, when two young ladies knocked on the door and said they wanted to chat to me about the Bible. I declinded their offer, but liked the suggestion. It would really pick my day up today if two young ladies or gentlemen came around and offered to talk about Chuck Palahniuk's novels. That would be really great. Or even if they just wanted to talk about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Why is it that when strange people come to your house they only ever want to talk about the Bible or some little leaflet they've got with them? Don't they read anything else? If they'd ever read Candide - well there's a good conversation starter, surely. Maybe for once they could ask the householder if there's a book they'd like to talk about?

2 comments:

lynn said...

Or maybe they'd like to come in and watch a video with you, perhaps "Glen or Glenda" - they might never have seen it!

Cos said...

Hmmmm....i'm gonna have to try that tactic: 'no, the bible? no. i'll willingly discuss Candide though!'