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Old 11-21-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Beaumont Texas
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I've been browsing these forums for awhile now, well about 3 months nonstop, just trying to read up as much as I can about Utah and Salt Lake City. The more and more I read up on it the more I think I would really enjoy living there. So the past couple months I've been thinking about SLC on a daily basis and how I will go about getting there someday (I live in Texas by the way). Then tonight something happened to me that has never happened to me before. Its 7pm, completely dark outside, and i get a knock on my door. Who is it? Mormons. I've always heard about how they sometimes go around knocking on doors but I've never actually met them until tonight. It was kind of exciting. I think it's a sign. Now I know where I must go. Salt Lake City
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:29 PM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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Before we left NJ, my parents car started to give them issues in a parking lot and a couple of missionaries approached them asking if they needed any help. My dad is very mechanically inclined so no help was needed, but because my parents had already planned on moving to Utah, they too thought it was a sign. My parents thanked them for offering to help and explained that they would be moving to Utah very soon. The missionaries smiled and said, "I'm sure you will hear a lot about us soon." Then, they were on their way.

We are not LDS, but have always had nothing but pleasant encounters with missionaries, no matter what the state.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: A Place With REAL People
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They are by NO means ever mean spirited to be sure. It's more like wanting your food dish with a "little" salt and pepper and they want you to have more than you want. It can, at times be a bit annoying. But after a while eventually sometimes their proselytizing slows down. I finally figured out how to end it nicely. I invited them in and began to teach THEM instead of the other way around. Eventually they looked at me like deer in the headlights and said "well we have to be going now". I'm sure they told their Bishop about it and were told to pass by our house in the future. Works for me ;-)
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Careful! It starts with a pleasant wade... then the "rip current" washes you out to sea.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Back in Zion... outside of Temple Square, SLC is generally a happy oasis of coffe-chugging, whiskey swigging gentiles and apostates. You might be surprised to find out this isn't Mecca for Mormons after all!

Beware of the suburbs though... a firm handshake, an unnatural smile and a free book can easily turn into a life of ward servitude, blandness and conformism, nary a drop to drink (but a medicine cabinet full of prescription snacks!) and long days working hard while wearing itchy, awkward underwear.

You've been warned... but still, let me know when we can schedule your baptism, m'kay?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: A Place With REAL People
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Chango you are a real "trip" and sadly a bit more on point than one would hope. Keep it up
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