Today after church we met our pastor and one of his daughters at McDonald’s for lunch. We sat talking for quite awhile after we finished eating.
A young woman (maybe 19 or 20 years old) was walking around the restaurant, stopping at various tables for a minute or so. She approached our table with her cell phone held in front of her and asked our pastor’s daughter (hereafter referred to as P.D.) if she would participate in a … I can’t remember what she called it …. it wasn’t a public service announcement, but something like that.
She wanted two words repeated, which she would record with her cellphone camera, and said that the recordings of several people would be spliced together to make the video. We’ve all seen these things on television or the internet; it looks like a patchwork statement.
P. D. is a young adult and can make her own decisions and she agreed and did it.
Next, the girl turned to our pastor and asked him. He replied by asking what her t-shirt said. (It was some kind of leftist nonsense.)
Then he asked her what was the goal of the video she was making. She replied that it had to do with nutrition.
At that point, I joined the conversation and asked if it was an anti-McDonald’s video. She looked a little sheepish and said yes.
I told her that we wouldn’t assist her because we love McDonald’s, to which she said “I’m sorry.” I said she didn’t have to be sorry about it because we were happy to eat there.
So she left our table and kept going around to other tables looking for unsuspecting tools for her propaganda.
Now that made me mad. If she wanted to ask students at her campus (she looked like a high school or college student) to participate but informing them first what her goals were, that’s one thing.
But to play upon the generosity of strangers and then make them look like fools is something entirely different. It’s dishonest and cruel.
Just what I’d expect from the Left.
So, please be aware that there are wolves among the sheep, and if an innocent-looking young person or innocent looking old person or anyone else asks you to participate in something – ask questions before you agree.
Or you’re likely to see yourself on a video, seemingly saying something that you never said.