About a month ago, I posted here about this fella standing outside of Big Lot's with magazines in his hand.
This morning, at about 11am, I went to Big Lot's to get some birdseed. Well, lo and behold, there he was again. Standing there in his suit, and holding several magazines in his hands, as he paced back and forth under the shade of the tree in the parking lot.
As I went towards the store, I paused long enough to verify that they had signs posted that read something like...
"No soliciting or distributing pamphlets..." or something like that. I then turned towards the fella and approached him. I walked up to him and asked him, "Excuse me, are you handing those out?"
He perked up a bit, and seeing that I'm anglo said, "Yes, but they're in Spanish."
I said pointing to the sign, "Do you see that sign? It says that you're not to be distributing literature in this parking lot. It's against the law." (Okay, I know I may have been stretching the point a bit with tthe 'against the law' statement)
He squinted and looked at the sign, trying to read it, as if seeing it for the very first time.
I said, "Uste avla English?"
He replied, in very good English, "Yes, I know English."
I said, "I know who you are, and what you're doing. Go home. I'm going inside and will report you." and I patted him on the shoulder as I left him standing there.
I went inside the store and approached a lady at the cash register. She wasn't too busy, so I said, "Excuse me. Do you see that man standing out there?" (By this time he had started walking down the parking lot.) "He is distributing literature in your parking lot. You have a sign that forbids it."
She looked a bit puzzled and confused and slowly said... "I don't think that sign is for us... I think it is for next door."
I said, "Well, he is a Jehovah's Witness, and he is handing out literature. He needs to quit it." I then went on my way to shop.
About five minutes later, I paid for my purchase, and went outside. The fella had moved on down the strip mall sidewalk and was coming back - magazines still in hand. There was some sort of security guard following behind him at about 50 feet behind.
Without missing a beat, I ignored the JW, and headed straight for the security guard. As I got closer, I saw 'WackenHut' on his shirt and badge.
I said, "Excuse me, do you see that fella? Keep an eye on him. He's a Jehovah's Witness. He's handing out literature."
The security guard said that he WAS watching him, so I left and went to my car. As I got in, I saw the security guard speaking with the JW, who then called it a day, and headed on over to his vehicle to leave.
Okay. I can hear most of you folks saying that I shouldn't have bothered the fella and left him alone. But you know what? I've done that in the past, and it don't do nuthin to stopping these people from bothering others who are innocent and don't know what they're up to.
By the way... I feel great! If I ever see this fella there again, I'll repeat this process, until he gets the hint and goes away.
He's probably driving home thinking that they're religion is soooooo holy and true, especially since he is personally experiencing 'persecution' in these 'last days'. (Who knows - he may have an assembly part where he gets to talk about it, too.)