Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory
i totally get that people want to spread their faith, what ever religion they believe in, or they are trying to sell you something to make some money…. but it is SO annoying and uncomfortable when people come up to your door. i never know how to respectfully tell them to go away so i always end up standing there at the door listening to their speel. i just had to rant and see how others deal with this situation.
Post # 3
I point to my giant NO SOLICITING NO EXCEPTIONS sign and give them the stink eye. If they refuse to leave, they get an earfull. Most of the time I just don’t answer the door, but some of these morons continue to knock and ring the bell. I work nights, so really, these people are being 10/10 inconsiderate and I have no problem telling them that.
Post # 4
@langloiswedding2013: If you’re not interested in whatever they are promoting, it’s a waste of both your time. A simple thanks, but I’m not interested works for the reasonable ones 🙂
Post # 5
@langloiswedding2013: I remember once, my fiance and I had just had a fight but had made up; my eyes were still all red and puffy and wet… I looked terribly sexy. Anyway, there was a knock at the door. My fiance had just hopped into the shower, so I answered it. It was some chick trying to sell me something – the second she saw my face she jumped! She was like “Oh, sorry… erm… did I er, wake you? Um, yeah I’ll come back tomorrow…” and she never did!
I reckon I looked hideous but it did the job!
Post # 6
Well, they strongly believe in their mission, and they want you to have salvation, so they’re really not doing any harm. When I don’t have time to chat, I simply don’t answer the door, but at other times, I’ll take their documentation, tell them although I am comfortable with my faith (I don’t have one really, I’m Agnostic), I’ll take some time to read it. And I’ve never felt it bothered them. In fact, it must be quite difficult to have people shutting their doors at your face, so I think the least I can do, when I open mine, is to be polite and respectful of their mission, even though I don’t share their views. I know some people simply put a sign on their door saying ”no religious sollicitation please” or something like that, I guess it can be a solution if it bothers you and happens often.
Post # 7
A dog with a very deep bark takes care of that problem 😉
Post # 8
I just tell them I admire their dedication to their religion but I’m not interested bit have a good day though. Polite and to the point.
Post # 9
@NauticalDisaster: They can be doing harm. They wake up people who work night shift and need their sleep to be able to look after the sick and injured during the night.
They ignore the “No Solicitation” sign.
I once convinced one of them to give me their phone number so I could call back for more information. I then proceeded to call them in the middle of the night when I was on days off. After a few calls, they somehow managed to get me on a list of people that their fellow church members should leave alone.
@langloiswedding2013: If they come during the day, I answer their door. As soon as I see what they are up to I say “I’m not interested thanks” and close th door.
I am under no obligation to engage further thn that.
Post # 10
s Witnesses keep coming to my door. EVERY TIME I tell them, Im a Christian and I
m not changing my faith. EVERY TIME they saythat
s okay, we want to get you interested in reading your Bible. Really, I know thats not why you
re here, so go away, let me close the door so the cats dont get out and go back to bed!
Post # 11
By saying that, I don
t mean to disrespect Jehovahs Witnesses, I actually really respect them for being willing to go to those lengths to spread their faith. I just wish they would stop coming to my house.
Post # 12
I always just say, “Sorry, not interested” and begin closing the door. If I continue standing there without making the move to shut the door, they tend to keep talking. So now I already get in motion, and they get the picture! Or I just don’t answer in the first place.
Post # 13
I guess it must depend on your area because to be fair, it must happen only twice a year that Jehovah’s Witnesses come to my door, and although there are Mormon missions as well, I’ve never seen them. Maybe some of you live in an area where there are many missions. I have never experienced being sollicited constantly to the point I needed a sign or anything.
Post # 14
Appartment living for the win!
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory
@BluSptLvR: lol we just got a puppy and i was just putting her outside to go potty as they were trecking up my hill. my puppy licked them to death lol.
Post # 16
I just don’t answer if I don’t recognize them as a parcel delivery guy or I ordered a pizza or something.