Religion Mars Hill’s 800 Pound Guerilla Marketing?
posted by March 26 at 9:45 AMon
A Stranger reader writes…
A couple of times in recent months, I have been riding the bus home to Ballard after work. It could be a 15, 17 or an 18. Somewhere along the route a couple of nicely-dressed, usually white males climb on board. They find seats across the aisle from each other and proceed to converse. I catch random snippets of dialog, but for the most part the conversation is at a polite bus level. As we draw closer to the Ballard Bridge, I find myself paying more attention to the conversation and less to my book. Perhaps I am weary of reading. Perhaps their conversation has grown a tad louder? They seem to be going somewhere. But they’re not sure of the exact location. They know their stop is coming up. Is it the next one, or the one after that? They talk more about the great speaker they heard last week. How successful he’s been in getting the others engaged. The program tonight should be excellent. More excited jabbering about how to get folks involved. Then as we pass the mid-point on the bridge, the one who’s been here before gestures eastward and says, “Oh yeah. This is going to be it. See. Look out there. You can see it…right …. Now. Yep. That’s it.” The bus pulls into the stop at Leary and 15th. They get off the bus and proceed to Mars Hill Chuch.
Is this some sort of recruiting technique? I’ve heard this skit on more than one occasion. It’s becoming annoying.
A Ballard Mom
Anyone else caught this act?