December 7th, 2010


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I'm writing at the coffee shop right now, and for the last two hours, a marketing guy has been talking to a church guy two tables over. The marketing guy has made a client appointment and I don't think he quite knew what he was getting with this client. Dude keeps trying to steer him to website design, and the church guy keeps getting distracted by how other churches in the area don't believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life! (This is a direct quote. He has said it at least three times now.)

Marketing guy is trying REALLY hard to suggest an outreach program marketed to college students involving Facebook, which prompted a tirade about the godlessness of institutes of higher education, which Marketing guy "Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh"'s through, then goes back to the uses of Facebook and social networking when Church guy has run out of steam. "If a plumber comes and fixes my plumbing, and then says "And do you know who will fix your spiritual plumbing? This is where I go to church, and let me give you my card if you'd like to join us--That's a man who's business card I won't lose!" (Yeah, he actually DOES need a marketing guy, if that's his pitch. Nobody touches my spiritual plumbing!)

Whew. Marketing guy is REALLY earning his money on this client, and I salute him.