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Mistaken Identity...

3/1/14

Today was a beautiful day, so I started out early.  I figured people will be out, it's Saturday, great day to campaign.  While Ginger and James headed off to my daughter's to enjoy a day at the zoo with the grand babies, I intended to head out with my stack of cards in hand.

Things were going well, even though many people did not seem to be home.  But, I walked up to a home, the young mom was sitting on her steps, talking on the phone.  Her mother came out, and as I was approaching, the young mom said, "Oh, shit!" within hearing distance of me.  I stopped dead in my tracks, and said, "What?  Did I do something?"  At this time I held my card toward her mother, and explained who I was and what I was doing.  The young mother quickly apologized, and said, "No. no.  You didn't do anything.  I thought you were one of those Jehovah's Witnesses -- with your dark pants, and white button down shirt!"  We all laughed and I told her I definitely wasn't -- in fact, I have never seen one as old as me going door to door.  Now, I don't have a problem with Jehova's Witnesses -- I do have one with "mistaken identity"! Oh, the joys of the open road!

The rest of the afternoon, I couldn't help but think - all those "empty homes" I had encountered -- were people really not home, or were they peeking out from behind the curtains and blinds thinking I was a Jehovah's Witness!  Too funny.  Ginger suggested that I exchange the white button down "Mitt Romney" attire with a priest collar.  I might have better reception.  I'm not so sure about that, either.

We ended the evening enjoying our front porch view of the world, kids playing pitch and basketball, riding 4 wheelers, and with great conversation with our wonderful neighbors across the street. (Shout out to Ashley and Greg!)  We have to do that more often.

I may take it easy until after the Mardi Gras holidays.  I have convinced myself that today families were out enjoying the parades (and going to zoos), so I'll get back in gear on Wednesday.


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Ashley Landry on Saturday, March 01, 2014 11:32 PM
Thanks for the shout out! We enjoyed the visit!
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