Originally Posted by Aussyj
I get the same problem in my hood. Consequently, I have a huge box of flyers that I always have to worry about doing anything with. It gets tiring showing my passion for animal rights and being persecuted.
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here. Do you mean that you want to hand them out but are reluctant to, or that you use them so that you don't have to keep talking about it?
I'm in the first category. Really want to hand them out but am anxious. But I get motivated in spurts and recently finished my first box of 300 pamphlets. Took forever though, it felt like!
Vegreenmom, I can actually see how some people might be annoyed by comments like the "cool animal rights bumper sticker." It might be like a born-again Christian talking about great "Jesus" quotes or songs or something. Even if you're not talking about it very often, if you're the only one who cares about such things, they'll notice it. And what are they supposed to say, "oh that's great" when they don't agree with it at all?
It's tough b/c on the one hand, this is who you are, you shouldn't have to work so hard to be discreet. But it might be better to save comments about cool bumper stickers for places like here, where they're appreciated. And when you do talk about the serious stuff, they won't already be turned off.
Of course if I recall correctly the original person you were thinking of sounded touchy about the whole thing, so maybe it doesn't really apply.
just my two cents...