Well, that wasn’t the exact question; it was something like:”Excuse me mate, it looks like your money is about to fall out of your back pocket”.
I had just walked in to a new Indian take-away and was standing at the counter. I had forgotten that I put a couple of ‘million dollar’ tracts in my rear pocket (the tracts are quite long and stick out). I told him that it wasn’t actually money, but a gospel tract – this led straight into an opportunity to give him the tract and then share the gospel with him. The guy had a Catholic upbringing but said that he really appreciated what I had to say but added “each to their own” (a way of declining to do anything about what I said).
The best thing about this encounter was that it was how it happened without me intending to do it. I was just pretty much focused on getting my curry and leaving. I wasn’t even in an ‘evangelism mode’.
What did I learn? Always keep a crazy tract visible! Always stay switched on.