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Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:07 pm Post subject: Funny Story from Another Forum
Found this on the Free Republic forum (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1479788/posts)
It was just too hilarious not to share.
Messing around with Scientologists:
What I did Monday Boston Common |Today | Brainhose
Posted on 09/07/2005 7:14:10 PM PDT by Brainhose
OK Here we go Readers Digest Condensed Version: Peddalling thru Boston Common on Monday I saw a table pushing Scientology. I was in a playful mood so I stopped. There was one of Them giving someone a "Free Stress Test". He had this guy holding what looked like an unpainted soda can with a wire to a video game console. I couldn't help but ask:"You do realize that this is a cult?" I got just the type of reaction I hoped. It turns out the guy taking the test was actually one of Them The lead cultist got very angry and his only response was: "What Crimes Have You Commited?" He asked me that about 4 times. I told him that I once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. Him: "Aha, I knew you commited crimes!" Me: "But when I sat in Folsom Prison I hung My Head And Cried." Him: "What other crimes have you comitted?"
Well it went on for a while. after qouting several lines from other Johnny Cash Songs, and using the old Time-Life Western Books line: "I once shot a man for snoring too loud" After he seemed very smug that I had confessed to "Crimes". I pointed out that I had been quoting Johnny Cash and he just about went completely insane and said I needed to take his stress test. I was very calm and suggested he needed to take the test himself. . I brought up the fact that Scientology was based on a crappy science-fiction book written in the 50's, and perhaps if we could find a couch, he could hop up and down on it like Tom Cruise on Oprah..
He wouldn't take a poke at me, which is what I wanted, though I would never hit back. He ordered me to leave a public park because I had no right to be there.
Yada-yada-yada....... he ordered me out of the park about 5 or 6 more times.
He then said he was going to "Get a Ranger" I said "Go right ahead Boo-Boo get a ranger". He walked away and disappeared around a corner. I actually had to find the police myself. The police thought the whole thing was pretty funny. one said:"Everyone knows it's a scam. you've had some fun"
It was great fun. I stopped and bought a hotdog and listened to a Bluegrass band for a while. All in all a very successful day
And that was the condensed version, "Believe it or not!"