Folks proselytize all the time. About politics, religion, electric cars, sushi, or video game systems – anything that engenders strong feelings invariably engenders the desire to spread those feelings to others. I always felt that these efforts were a waste of precious energy. Surely no mind had ever been changed by this kind of thing.
Until this week, when friends of ours, both lifelong Texas residents and thus henceforth known as the TX Friends, announced that they had been convinced by Mr. TR’s and my incessant lobbying about how wonderful it is to live in Pittsburgh. They want to move there too. Maybe before we even get there.
I didn’t know I had this kind of persuasive power. I wonder what else I can use it for.
Now to be fair, the TXF’s minds were fertile ground already – they have made it no secret that they’re more tired of living in West Texas than we are of living in Central Texas. And this plan to pack up and leave may end up being short-lived – they’ve dreamed up previous escape plans that haven’t manifested.
And let’s face it: it’s not my persuasive power, it’s Pittsburgh’s. It’s a seed that, when planted, grows. Like the Playstation 3. Oh how I love it! It’s great. I’ve been playing Madden 09, and I’m getting better all the time. Everyone should have one…