I was attending my YR stated meeting when a new YR Mason made the comment that he is chasing down one of my new MMs' in my lodge . Half joking/half serious I told him to leave this new MM alone ( I get tired of hearing these SR Masons pestering new MMs' around here in my area ) .

But I sat a listened to these brethren (all from one lodge) counting out how many petitions for the SR they had to turn in . Being that I have never really paid much attention as to what goes on in the SR asked why they were so worried about how many new petitions they get to turn in and their answer "If we get this many we get a free windbreaker , if we get this many more we get a free windbreaker and a book , and if we hit this number of petitions we get a free dues card for a year !" .

I was like "what the hell , is this the Girl Scouts ! You get free stuff by pestering men to join a body !" . So my question is this , is this the norm for other Valleys/Orients ? I take it this why SR Masons are so pushy in my area ?