(We’re having a great time in Seattle and have been pretty on-the-go since we arrived. Post and pics to come.)
I read about two clever things recently.
1) Some Christians believe that a time will come when good Christians will be taken up to heaven and bad Christians will be left behind. “Bad Christians” includes non-believers, but in some Christian eschatology pets also don’t make it up to heaven. A group of atheists saw an excellent business opportunity in this and began offering pet-sitting services for the pets who are left behind. These guys are animal lovers and “confirmed atheists” and charge $135 for their sitting services (per pet) in the event that the Rapture occurs within ten years.
2) Regardless of what you think of abortion, it’s a fact that Planned Parenthood has had to deal with protesters for a long time. A number of years back they came up with a really clever partial solution. They call it “Pledge-A-Picket” and they market it as “their protesters helping them to raise money.” Planned Parenthood recruited a large group of small donors who pledge to make a donation every time a picketer shows up at their centers or events. Now every picketer who shows up has to deal with the fact that their protesting will result in a donation to Planned Parenthood. Clever!
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