Personally I find being preached at in an attempt to "bring me to Christ" to be rude an annoying to begin with, not only for that fact that it assumes that I already am not a believing christian but for the fact that it's pushy and arrogant to think that to start preparing someone with unsolicited religious advice is OK. To me faith is quite a personal thing, and my belief is that one of the best way to "spread the faith" is to simply live your live quietly with your belief and when and if people ask then is the time to talk to them as they are willing and want to hear at that point. Even more rude I find is to go into some ones place of work, especially a store etc and trap an employee by making them do a customer service task and then to start to preach to them, as then they have basically no say in the matter. In that case then the person you are preaching to can't up and walk away because their job requires them to help you do the task, they can't be forceful in brushing you off because that can be considered "rude" and their job requires them to be "polite and respectful" to the customers which you have forced your self into being. This is totally disrespectful to the employee that you have now trapped in a situation that they have no way out of other then hopefully some one else coming along that also needs help giving them an "easy out".
Now the guy yesterday was a piece of work, he started out normal enough just wanting to have his keys cut, nothing out of the ordinary about that, nor particularly the fact that he liked/knew some one else with the name Matthew (lots of people seem to) unfortunately it went down hill from their, as he started to peeper me with conversation about faith, not at all taking the hint that I was not interested nor did I want to talk about it from my purposely "this is fake smile" and answers that consisted of um hum and yeah. the entire 2-3 minutes it took to cut his key. Then next thing I know he wants to know what I would say to Jesus if I died right then, and really just would not take a hint that I was ready for the conversation to be over forcing me into an answer! So all I said was "that I lived a good life", then of course he went on a semi long winded speak about what he would say that included some sort of supposed to be profound quote. Then starts telling me to go to his church and that in so nice the girls would love me and I could have a wife like his son etc the whole time I keep having to bite my tongue to keep form saying I don't care about going to your church, let alone that fact I want a husband not a wife!
This third time is when he uses that fun quote its the first thing he said this time which actually did make me stop walking, he actually said to me "you have a soft homosexual voice, don't let any one tell you, you are unless you don't want to go the heaven" now I had to bite my tongue so hard to keep from reacting in a way that would get me in trouble because I all wanted to do was shout at him so what if I do they would be right and that would be the way that god created me, if you have a problem with that, that is your problem it's not mine but don't use my faith to excuse your issues. However I did not and because I was at work could not say that no matter how much I really wanted to, unfortunately he did not stop speaking there he then went on to talk about how he had tired to preach to some Seattle areal talk radio host who "preached homosexuality"! Again I had to bite my tongue as all I want to shout at him is you can't preach something that you are born with any more them you can preach brown hair, blue eyes or skin height. Luckily at that point the customer that I had been attempting to help came up and politely but forcefully asked if I was going to be able to check on that for her, which finally forced the guy to leave me alone!
I also wonder what it is that some how makes these people think I need their help, because I can't seem to gleam what it is about my manorisms or how I act when I'm making keys paint or simply showing them where something is on a shelf that make them think Oh My God here is some one that needs their soul saved and brought to Christ. Maybe I am missing something because it is me but to me it seems like I am just your average person that really would not necessarily stand out in a large crowed let alone have something about me that says I'm in spiritual danger. Then again maybe these people just are not logical and not able to be fingered out with logic. As always thank you for reading, also comments and question are always welcome and appreciated.