Thursday, June 22, 2006

Marvin Flattened

In which Marvin, attempting to sell a giant flat screen TV and share the Gospel of Jesus at the same time, ends up having to decide just how far he will go for the truth.
this is an audio post - click to play


At 5:11 PM , Blogger Willie Hewes said...

Marvin, you lost your job! This is terrible, why'd you let it get that far?

I really don't think this is a matter of prosecution, I think it's a matter of you touting your personal beliefs in a professional environment, which just isn't appropriate. Although I have to say what that customer said to you was inappropriate too. Was he flirting with you or something?

I used to be a salesperson at an electronics store too. :) I have a better job now, hope you'll find one too.

At 5:30 PM , Blogger Jonathan said...

What a shocking turn of events Marvin! As I listened to your "dangling" comment, I immediately thought of Jonathan Edward's sermon. I guess great minds think alike. =)

Now, I have to tell you Marvin that I'm pretty certain that this persecution complex, while very prevelant these days, isn't really warranted here. At my job, I would be fired if I spoke that way to a customer. Or, let's say I was a gay person and I laid it on one of my customers really hard and he was offended. I would probably be in some hot water.

It doesn't matter how right our beliefs are, if we don't communicate them in an appropriate manner, then we've lost our audience. Having said that, we can't continue to look at the past. Now is the time to collect your unemployment (yes, humble yourself a bit, go back to your former employer and get the paper work you need), maybe expand your evangelistic work. Heck, maybe Randy Thomas over at Exodus would be interested in hiring you as a spokesperson. Randy's a good guy you know.

All the best Marvin!


At 5:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Mr. Marvin, I was so upset to hear that voice of judgment coming out of your mouth. When confronted with the woman who had committed adultry and the angry crowd, did Jesus arbitrarily dismiss the crowd saying "Ye who is without sin..." and then rush forward with a 52-inch flat screen TV and crush her sinning butt flat into the Jerusalem dirt? I'm not thinking so.

I am sorry you lost your job though. Keep faith, Mr. Marvin, and don't let all that harsh judgment you are laying on yourself spill over onto anyone else.

Peace and blessings,

At 2:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Marvin, I am sorry you lost your job and am praying for you, that God provides a new one soon; I have to say, i totally get you not wanting to accept unemployment. God, being a Republican after all, surely doesn't like things like unemployment or welfare or any of that. So it is inconceivable that He would actually USE unemployment to be the means by which He provides for you!! Good for you, and don't listen to anyone who tries to tell you that God often uses systems set up by societies or governments to be the conduit for His blessing and provision. I'm sure you will be handed next month's rent by some supernatural means that could only be from God. Maybe a dove will drop an envelope of cash on your head or perhaps you will chance to look down at the morning dew and find breakfast sitting there glistening, waiting for you. And you know, it'll probably tase just like honey!

At 6:56 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I think that it's ironic that you work at an electronics store that sells gigantic flat screen televisions.
Kudos for putting that man with all the jewelry and designer clothes in his place. I probably would have done the same thing if someone said that to me when I was at work, because 1) it's inappropriate and rude to say such things to a sales representative at a store of any kind, 2) it's sexual harrassment, and 3) people selling to customers don't really care what they use the material object for, they are just there to sell the product, not listen to the life story of the customers. I agree that this would be an incident worth getting fired over.


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