Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Beware of the Shriners

On the way to Athens Monday I saw a bunch of Shriners collecting change from drivers who were stopped at a red light. I'm not a fan of this; there must be a safer way. But these men are sweet and harmless. So I think.

The man in the car in front of me, however, clearly doesn't trust them. Before he could get his car to a complete stop, he was already turned half around, stretching across the back seat to lock his son's car door.

I'm all about protecting kids from harm. But a Shriner?

8 comments:

Bowlby said...

Oh, no. Shriners are terrifying! They were in the Popcorn Parade every year when I was little. They carried MACHETES and pretended to cut off little girls' ponytails. I'll lock my car if they come up to it tii. Fo sho

Bowlby said...

By "tii" I meant "too."

Bo Knows said...

Did you give them any money?

Leah said...

I have no sympathy for anyone asking for money anymore, because there's like 20 people a day asking me for money.

Summah said...

I'm glad you cleared that up Katie. I thought "tii" was some sort of acronym I wasn't aware of.

Em said...

Yay--Stephanie is back! Who knew Georgia could be so fraught with danger?

Bowlby said...

That should be their new slogan! Instead of "Georgia on my mind," it will be "Georgia, fraught with danger."

stephinbham said...

ha ha, right?! Katie that is the scariest Shriner story I've ever heard! No wonder this dude panicked...

I wonder what the "danger" icon would be on the license plates? They'd have to remove the peach...