Friday, March 10, 2006

Missionary Industry

I was wandering through the worn back doors of the internet and found this (I was actually trying to figure out if there had been a boxing match in San Francisco while we were there, but this site came up instead). It's always freaked me out that those natty teen missionaries walking the streets were called "elder" (says so on their nametags). Turns out, everybody calls these guys "elder." Their dads send e-mails like: Your mother will send some clean socks and your Gameboy in the next package. We love you very much, Elder Hutchins.

Funniest, though, is the TV spot. Hey, who's that blonde guy? (By the way, tracting is the act of leaving pamphlets (tracts) around and attempting to set up appointments with people for purposes of proselytizing.)