Apr 15, 2011

I need someone to develop a product called Witness-B-Gone.  Something for those of us plagued by the Jehovah's Witnesses.

I was installing a light fixture in the living room the other day, standing on a ladder when the doorbell rang.  From my vantage point it appeared to be a young mom and her toddler.    Instead it was a Witness and her pain-in-my-ass in training.

Totally unimpressed by my "NO SOLICITING" sign.

Mrs. Sneed had a similar experience with a guy hustling beef products door-to-door.  He claimed not to be soliciting, but rather delivering.

So, I guess we will have to start locking the gate, which is a pain for the people we don't mind seeing. 


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7 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

maybe you only need to amend the sign "deliver us from strangers - if we don't know you - keep away!"

The Bug said...

We had a crew come by offering to paint our house number on the curb - & they would add any other logo we wanted. Dr. M thought it was probably a scam, but the neighbors across the street took them up on it & had a nice OSU & then their house number painted on the curb. I'm a little jealous now :)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

You just have to be more annoying than they are right back at them....which isn't easy, but possible.

Debbie M said...

I like mouse's response better than mine, but it does sound like you need more signs, like "No proselytizers" and "No deliveries." In fact, you can keep paper, pen, and tape at the door, and create the appropriate sign while they're talking to you, tape it to the door, and then close the door.

Kurt said...

But door-to-door beef is such a good deal!

Megan said...

One small benefit of apartment living. Although I do still get the meth-addled magazine salesmen.

brookfieldfreecycle@gmail.com said...

One thing worked very effectively where we live in central Massachusetts. "I believe someone else would find those printed materials more useful, as we go to temple."

I wasn't lying, because we did once visit a Zen temple. When we see the solicitors they now skip our house entirely. I don't know why it worked, but I don't argue with success.