Earlier today I was outside hanging up clothes to dry on the line and a pair of kind little old JW ladies drove onto my property. One handed me a flyer about a couple of services they were going to have to talk about jesus and easter, I basically just nodded my head and said uh huh. Mind has went mostly blank after hearing we are commanded to observe what christ has done for us. My face and head hurt while maintaining a pleasant expression demeanor. I was busy and just did not want to get in a debate and just wanted to finish the my chores. They said well I see you are a busy man and made one last plug about the services. I wish them a good day and they left.
I told my (theist) wife after she got home from work and she told me that I should told them I was an atheist or that they were trespassing. Her comment surprised me a bit.
I feel like I failed to meet a potential moment to present my non-belief. I allowed myself to get caught off guard and did basically nothing. My head hurt for a while after they left. Was I thrown off because they were little old ladies and I did not want to be mean? I am usually kind and friendly but I think it got in my way. I hope being polite doesn't get in my way when I am trying to make a point. I really need some advice so I am better prepared. I'm usually quite confident during a conversation but being such a newbie atheist is new territory for me.