Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sit down a spell. That can wait.

I'd like to invite anyone who's interested to join me in forming the Professional Porch Sitters Union Local 1924.

From their own description:

Professional Porch Sitters (PPS) is an informal organization with a large and growing grassroots membership. To become a member you simply need to say you are a member and agree to sit around with friends and neighbors shooting the breeze as often as possible or practical. Preferably on a porch but that's not critical. There are no dues, no membership requirements, no mailings, no agenda, no committees, no worries. PPS believes that the radical act of sitting around sharing stories with no specific agenda is critical to building sustainable communities.

Television and air-conditioning have moved far too many people off their porches and into their homes where they quickly become isolated from their communities. We believe that sometimes the most effective course of action is to sit down and relax while sipping lemonade and sharing stories.

PPS only has one rule but it's more like a suggestion. “Sit down a spell. That can wait.”

Starting your own chapter of PPS is simple. You simply declare yourself a local chapter, pick a number to represent your Local Chapter identity and then sit back with friends and neighbors to celebrate with an interesting story or two. Meetings can be called at any time by any member and attendance is optional. You are invited to communicate with PPS Headquarters but that is voluntary since no records are kept. PPS was founded on a porch in Louisville, Kentucky in 1999 but many additional chapters have been founded since then. Perhaps your chapter will be next.

We would love to hear from you if you start up a chapter, but don't sweat it if you don't.

6 comments:

krazy kat said...

krazy kat would love to join the porch sitters union. I know curmudgeon is good at porch sitting too!

PookyShoehorn said...

I think we have a lot of good porch sitters on our block!

Anonymous said...

i saw you last week curmudgeon, i hope you can smell the moon vine growing verousiosly on the side of our porch. i go out every eve to sit a spell.

stonie...

Anonymous said...

Is this blog now defunct?

PookyShoehorn said...

We're not defunct. We just seem to be having a dry spell. I guess we were spending more time on the porch in this Indian summer weather we've been having.

scepter66 said...

Hell, i bin a-poche sittin a twinny year now. y'all sit down in that chair right there, lemme show ya how its dun!