[extropy-chat] thanks jw
spike66 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 7 03:55:36 UTC 2004
It occurred to me that Jehovah's Witnesses have been
a major force in fighting crime.
Reasoning: When I was a boy (said in hoarse creaky
voice) we would always answer the doorbell. But now
the delivery guy has done the math and realized that
it is cheaper to leave packages by the door and risk
theft than to come back later, so we needn't answer
for him. Friends and neighbors have you on their
speed dial, so it probably isn't them. So now when
the doorbell rings it is likely to be the Witnesses,
and one would really rather not talk to the Watchtower
twits, so there is no good reason to answer the doorbell
at all. So when a potential thief wishes to break into
a house, an unanswered doorbell does not necessarily
mean the house is vacant. Perhaps grandma is in there,
with Mister Twelve Gage.
So Jehovah's Witnesses deter crime.
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