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They do things differently in Sweden....

Pause briefly to consider the door steppers one is least likely to invite across one's threshold: Politicians? Unlikely. Double glazing salesmen? Very unlikely. Jehovah's Witnesses? Erm....

However, some somewhat inventive criminals in Sweden took a novel approach: "Police...are on the lookout for two well-dressed young men following an unusual burglary in Orsa on Sunday evening. The men, aged between 20 and 30, managed to gain entry to an elderly woman's apartment after dressing up as Jehovah's Witnesses. "Once inside the apartment, they pulled out a knife and forced her to hand over jewellery and money... According to [a spokesman] there has never before been a robbery in the central Swedish county carried out by such well dressed young men". Source.

Are Swedish types particularly receptive to religious types going door to door, was the victim an enthusiastic shopper in the supermarket of religious choice, or might the criminals have suddenly decided that a life of crime was more appealing than one of witnessing?

As a sidebar, I only get witnessed maybe once a year, and I have found that 'not now, thanks' generally sends them on their way and saves all concerned wasted time and effort, and given that they believe that the only way to Paradise is through their faith, it is actually rather kind of them to engage in active recruitment.

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Anonymous rachida dati (guardian of the seals) said... 8:40 am

I haven't been witnessed for at least 10 years...

I don't know if the Croy took cognizance of the Algerian election, but I was amused to see the leader of the opposition is the Algerian equiv of dear Arlette Laguiller, i.e. a female Trotskyist. With this mega difference - she actually managed to git elected.

As told to This Guy.  



Blogger Guthrum said... 9:14 am

We have not been witnessed for years, not since my neighbour who was obviously bored and a PHd in Philosophy invited them in, they were still there three hours later. Not been seen since.

Would like to have the same effect with the 'chuggers' blocking off all exits in the high st exhorting me to sign up and save whales/children/Darfur/kittens  



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