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You can be on a do not call list, but that doesn't stop some intrusions.

  1. Jun 28, 2012 #1

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    Today, two white-haired gentlemen stopped by, knocking on my front door. I knew who they were, and didn't answer. I have repeatedly asked for the last 30+ years or so that the Jehovah's Witnesses please leave us alone. It seems pointless, because they keep coming around.

    I gladly respect their religious preference, but I surely despise their disrespect for mine.

    BTW, they drove up my nearest neighbors' driveway, just to annoy another family. I have a couple of JW adherents that I consider friends, but they give me my space and I don't judge them for their beliefs. I had enough of that when I was a kid in the 50's and 60's and got put down because I was being raised as a Roman Catholic. I rebelled in my early teens and refused to attend catechism or mass.

    At some point, we all have to make our own choices.
     
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    My fiancé had the best comeback for a couple of these guys who rang her doorbell. She opened the door, saw who they were, snapped "We're jewish!" and slammed the door. They didn't come back.:biggrin:

    But honestly, I totally understand your frustration. Your home is something private, when someone rings your doorbell you want it to be someone you know, not a stranger. And certainly you don't want to explain for the umpteenth time that you are not interested.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2012 #3

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    Thanks. If you have a sign near your front door requesting No Solicitations, that doesn't stop these people. I don't want to have to deal with them. Their behavior borders on harassment, at times. I don't want to invite them in for a "talk", nor do I want their literature. How many times must you say NO?
     
  5. Jun 28, 2012 #4

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    A couple suggestions for a sign.

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  6. Jun 28, 2012 #5

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    OK, but I have a big dog (harmless as he is) and I own handguns. I'm not willing to give some prosecutor ammunition to use at me if some home-invasion type crime goes wrong. This little state has a horrible record WRT prescription drug abuse and addicts have been engaging in home-invasions and burglary at an increasing rate.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2012 #6
    I have a Persian friend who’s solution was pretty simple. He was sufficiently demeaning in his treatment of them, their beliefs, and intrusions on his time, they never came back. Do unto others....
     
  8. Jun 28, 2012 #7
    Kirby vacuum salespeople too, twice they've shown up, use some excuse to speak with you, and then are there for 3 hours demoing their vacuum that costs $2,500.

    Once the person was here until after 9:00pm, and after I told them I had a long day and an early morning.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2012 #8

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    Well then, this sign combination might work. :biggrin:

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  10. Jun 28, 2012 #9

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    I'm here almost all the time, so we haven't been hit, but there have been enough burglaries in area to make me keep security as an important priority. One guy (I know his step-mother) has managed to get a 'scrip for oxycodone for some (fictional) pain issue. He sells those painkillers in order to pay for his meth habit. I would never let him into my house for any reason. He'd just be casing the joint.

    Maine's violent-crime rate is quite low, but the potential for violence is quite high when people commit burglaries and home-invasions and get interrupted in the process. The creeps aren't just looking for drugs or money, but everything they can pawn or sell to support their habits.
     
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