Wednesday, May 21, 2008


We moved into our current house last May, and while we are friendly with the neighbors on either side, we don't know anyone else. That's not so uncommon for this area, and honestly, we are usually quite busy. We're also one of only two houses on this particular stretch of road.

But someone apparently has been paying some attention to who WE are.

I arrived home with Short Stuff, and crammed under my front door is a religious tract. (Let me be clear - I am not against mission work, so long as one respects my polite response that I am happy with my faith and leaves it at that. In my view, the world is large enough for all. )

But this particular tract, and the accompanying note, is written entirely in Korean. (but no signature, mind you)

And as my husband is Korean, this is very clearly targeted specifically to our family. And its clearly not from anyone who knows us, because my husband knows very little Korean and he definitely doesn't read it.

What in the heck...

I am a bit put off, to tell you the truth, because I'm not exactly certain how this group found out that my husband is Korean in the first place, especially considering his last name is anglicized. And its not a group that any of his family have ever belonged to.

Someone's been prying, it seems. Oh boy does THAT bother me.


We're having FIOS installed next week. (which with our 'computer' is kind of like getting a Ferrari so you can haul your trash to the dump. but anyway.)

As part of the package deal, we're getting the FIOS tv, too. The same analogy may apply, but I wasn't too heartbroken at giving up the Direct TV. Now in comparison to Comcast? Direct TV was my darling... I adored them. Except for one problem... losing the signal in bad weather.

Tonight, Direct TV called to query about our service cancellation. I explained the package deal with FIOS.

'we can offer you a better deal!'
'There's also the issue that we lose the signal every time it rains. Sort of an issue when there's a tornado warning you need.'
'we'll send someone to fix that!'
'You... what??'
'We'll send a technician to fix it! Immediately!'
'You can't.'
'Sure we can!'
'Okay, I don't want to argue with you but I don't think you're grasping the problem. How are you going to fix atmospheric conditions interfering with the satellite signal reception??? Does Mikos Cassadine* work for y'all over there??'
'Never mind.'
'We don't want to lose your business! We'll call you in a few days.'

Great. So now Direct TV is shaping up to be the boyfriend/girlfriend you can't break up with.

And in case you wondered? The bird is still at it and now my entire front door and two windows are covered in beak marks.

** Two points if you got the joke.


Magi said...

Score, two points! I totally got the reference even before I noticed you'd asterisked it. Can asterisk be a verb? I don't think so.

Anyway, long time GH fan. I've lost track the last few years though.

a Tonggu Momma said...

HaHaHa! Yes, I got it, but only because he was on during the whole Luke and Laura storyline. Otherwise, I'd be totally lost.

Shan said...

Oh that would weird me out. Good luck with the break up!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I forgot to say earlier that the situation you described would totally creep me out, too. Yuck!

Suzie said...

Wow who knew direct tv was that powerful. I would be sure to get it if they can help clear up a rainy day my kids would love that.

Betsey Booms said...

Direct TV can a total pain in the butt. That is how my husband became more Rootin Tootin than badger.

It was all Direct TV's fault.

frannie said...

about the Korean thing-- you know I'm not trying to sound racist or anything, as my hubby is also Asian...

But, many Koreans look, well, Korean. Many seem to have a specific look about them. I can usually spot a Korean before any other Asian ethnicity and with all my volunteer work, they are the ones I am around the least. They just seem to have a different look than other Asians. Does your husband look particularly Korean? Maybe they just saw him and thought he was.

anyway--- it totally weird!!!

Heather J. said...

I didn't get the two points, I'm a LOSER.

We gave up comcast a year ago. They still call once a month. Last month, I told the guy I would hunt him down and kill him, if they called again...oddly enough May hasn't seen a comcastic call.

I can't imagine why!

Guinevere Meadow said...

No points for me.

There are spies out there! We moved into our house a month ago. The previous owners were Catholic, (and vacated the house many months ago- the place has been sitting empty) and the first week or so I would often have tracts in the door or fliers for local Catholic charities and events.

We're Protestant. We haven't gotten anymore advertisements.

Which leads me to wonder: the house was empty for the better part of a year but still had stuff delivered- now that we've been here just a month, they've stopped. I'm grateful, because I hate to waste paper by throwing away junk mail, but I'm wondering who is watching the house! If they delivered stuff to an empty house, why don't they continue? Have they found out we are not Catholic? How have they found out? Do they follow us on Sunday morning and find out where we worship?

It's weird.

Anonymous said...

Direct TV will most definitely stalk me, WE know from experience! Have fun with that!