Coal Burning Cautions!

Coal Burning Cautions!

PostBy: Dallas On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:03 pm

So, I'm on the 'puter and the phone the other day ... get a knock on the door, which I instinctively answered. It was the Jehovah's Witness girl. She handed me some literature, said a few words and left.

Later, I was thinking, "burning coal can be a little too much heat or a little too comfortable, especially in these warmer periods". (We've been dedicated to keeping the fire going for several months, so we aren't inclined to leave it go out.) The natural instinct is to remove or not put on so many clothes.

Had I been less clothed, when the Jehovah's Witness girl appeared, and I, without thinking, answered the door, what would the outcome have been :?:

Would she have turned, bolted and left :?:
Would she have blushed and handed me the literature and left :?:
Would she have come back the next day :?:
Would she have hung around until I was off the phone :?: (I don' think so :!: )

Is there any law, which says I need to be dressed when answering the door :?: :lol: >>> maybe they have a policy for handling that type of situation.
Dallas
 
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PostBy: coalstoves On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:15 pm

They wear thongs at the beach so in your own home I'd imagine a biblical looking fig leaf should suffice . :whistle:
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PostBy: Dallas On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:19 pm

:lol: :lol: What the hell is a "biblical looking fig leaf " :?:
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PostBy: 69Drag On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:37 pm

Just tell 'em that you're trying out the whole Garden of Eden thing to see if you like it! I had 2 J.W. people stop by my place once, an older lady (70-80) and a 40 something guy. He asked me what I thought life would be like if Adam and Eve hadn't been kicked out. I said "Don't know. If they hadn't , I may not be here." What was funny was the old lady laughed and said I may be right! The guy said no no no....and he tried to correct her. I just sat there while they tried to get their story straight. They eventually left and never came back.

John
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:38 pm

Dallas wrote::lol: :lol: What the hell is a "biblical looking fig leaf " :?:


A fig leaf that is actually big enough to cover everything that you aren't supposed to see. :roll:
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PostBy: gambler On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:01 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
Dallas wrote::lol: :lol: What the hell is a "biblical looking fig leaf " :?:


A fig leaf that is actually big enough to cover everything that you aren't supposed to see. :roll:


I suppose some require a bigger fig leaf than others.
Do you need a girlie man leaf or a manly man leaf?
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PostBy: WNY On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:15 pm

NO offense...

I heard a joke on the TV or radio, the guy had the JW stop by, Soooooo, He invited them in, told them to relax, put their feet up, kick back, offered them something to drink, etc...then asked, "So, what do you want to talk about"....they looked very perplexed at each other and stated, "We can't remember, we never made this far into anyones home before" ....hahahahaha :)
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PostBy: rberq On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:50 pm

A friend of mine was accosted in the mall by a lady asking, "Have you been saved?" He said, "Oh, hell, yes!" and kept walking while she stood there with her mouth open.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:04 pm

I saw an interesting piece on PBS about the Mormons the other day, those 2 guys with the name tags you always see walking around do that for 2 years. :shock: The have to stay together and can never leave each others side except of course for personal things. On a side note they were also discussing how well organized the Mormon church is especially for disaster relief. Mormon Emergency relief trucks were on there way to New Orleans before the hurricane made landfall.

As far as the JH's go they are a PITA too, two of them got hooked up with Grandmother that were about her age and she being a nice person of course invited them in. So they ended up making this a weekly ritual... I saw no harm in it because my Grandmother who is turning 90 in April is as sharp as tack and if anyone was going to have the wool pulled over there eyes it would be her doing the pulling, the company was probably nice too. Anyhow the one day I'm at her house and she gets all frantic, turning the TV off and telling me to hide because they were coming up the sidewalk. :lol: Guess she got sick of them.
Richard S.
 
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PostBy: CoalBin On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:39 pm

Must be the time of year for them to come out of the woodwork. They also showed up here over the weekend - I hid & sent my wife to the door. Here they always travel in pairs.

Dallas - I'm thinking they only send out babes to the really bad coal burners. They keep on coming back here.

( Right next to the door, I have my vent pipe - I would love to see how long they last standing next to that !)
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PostBy: coalstoves On: Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:32 am

Times have changed
One of my grandmothers favorite stories was about the day the Jehovah's Witnesses came to Brady and the town priest came out into the streets and literally threw them out of town with a bible in one hand and a BIG polish fist wrapped around a crucifix in the other.

The Catholic Church had a lot of power in these old mining towns
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