I was getting gas when I started a conversation with the man at the pump across from me. When I turned things towards a spiritual conversation, he began to thank me to death. Sometimes a thank you means go away or change the subject. I will share with you a part of the conversation and you decide. Does his thank you mean go away or change the subject?
Me: Sir that is a gospel tract. Do you have a church background?
Man: No not really. Thank you.
Me: Do you know where you will spend eternity?
Man: Naa….Thank you though.
Did you decide? Was he trying to tell me to go away or change the subject? Let me share a little more and I bet it will help with your answer.
Me: What is your dog's name (A yellow lab had his head hanging out of the passenger window)?
Man: Oh, that's Nappa. He is my daughter's dog, but it turns out that I am the one that takes care of him.
Me: My kids would love a dog like that.
Man: I see you got some kiddos. How many do you have?
All he wanted to do was change the subject! When we were not talking about the things of God he was very conversational. Interesting isn't it. As we parted ways I said, "Merry Christmas." He replied, "Happy Holidays."