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    My favorite solicitors are the religious types. If you want to see someone look totally confused tell a Jehovah's Witness that not only would you like their literature but do they have time to come in and talk. Actually, could you have their home number so you can call them with any questions? Look very excited, perhaps even manic and they will run and never return. It has worked for me in three different cities. For Mormons I like to ask who they are "Elder" than. "So, Elder Jones, you are what 18? Who exactly are you Elder than?"

    GotD: I guess I don't have any. I'm almost 900 pages into A Dance with Dragons. Life is good.

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    • Originally posted by CoyoteVick View Post
      They do that around here, but it's because home invaders use door to door salespeople as a ruse to "scope" houses they want to brutally invade and rob while holding the residents at gunpoint.

      Only takes that happening three or four times and people get REALLY nervous about people at their doors...

      For my purposes, I love being able to yell at people who can't seem to understand the "no soliciting" sign. It makes my day.
      that's why I live in the rural county away from Dayton...
      Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
      Starting Weight: 294 pounds
      Current Weight: 235 pounds
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      • Originally posted by karatepig View Post
        And I love telling people that I have a right to make a living anyway, that they are "solicited" to continuously via telvision, billboards, radio advertisements, etc, and that they are essentially controlled by those solicitations, whether they think they are or not.
        Some people have good reasons not to want to answer the door. For one, it's their property. They can tell you to fuck off. People have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their place of residence. There's a magnitude of reasons why.
        Personally, i don't like answering the door to strangers because i have anxiety problems due to several traumatic experiences with strangers.
        By inflicting yourself on people by ignoring such notices, you could be triggering anxiety attacks or worse.
        People may have young children sleeping.
        The elderly may fear being defenseless.
        People may be sickly or disabled and answering the door unexpectedly poses issues for them.
        Some people just DON'T WANT TO FUCKING TALK TO YOU.
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        • Originally posted by karatepig View Post
          And I love telling people that I have a right to make a living anyway, that they are "solicited" to continuously via telvision, billboards, radio advertisements, etc, and that they are essentially controlled by those solicitations, whether they think they are or not.
          I own a gun, a rifle and an Australian Shepherd who will attack if commanded to and won't allow strangers into my home. I also was almost robbed 6 months after we moved into our home because of door-to-door salesmen in the neighborhood. I better know you're coming to my home and if I am not expecting someone you better have a damn good reason to be on my property. Sales is not one of them. TV, billboards and radio advertisements is a weak argument.
          Georgette

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          • Originally posted by CoyoteVick View Post
            For my purposes, I love being able to yell at people who can't seem to understand the "no soliciting" sign. It makes my day.
            Originally posted by karatepig View Post
            And I love telling people that I have a right to make a living anyway, that they are "solicited" to continuously via telvision, billboards, radio advertisements, etc, and that they are essentially controlled by those solicitations, whether they think they are or not.
            Why would you waste your time soliciting someone who is flat out telling you by the sign on the door that they are not receptive?

            You have a right to make a living but I have a right to tell you to leave me alone. The other advertisements are irrelevant, but even so they are easier to turn off or ignore than someone who interrupts my day by ringing my doorbell. And this despite the fact that I have attempted to save both their time and mine by letting them know up front that I do not allow solicitors on my property. If I say "No Soliciting" that means I am not going to buy from you. There is not going to be any convincing me since you started out disrespecting my home.

            Oh, and one of my pet peeves: Solicitors who have the gall to actually start peering in my windows when I don't answer.
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            • Before my surgery I had irregular periods and severe menstrual cramps. After my surgery I have irregular periods and severe menstrual cramps. SO glad I paid 2 thousand dollars for an obviously worth it surgery... ggggrrrrrr


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              • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                Personally I love saving money on carpet cleaning...

                My favorite solicitors are the religious types. If you want to see someone look totally confused tell a Jehovah's Witness that not only would you like their literature but do they have time to come in and talk. Actually, could you have their home number so you can call them with any questions? Look very excited, perhaps even manic and they will run and never return. It has worked for me in three different cities. For Mormons I like to ask who they are "Elder" than. "So, Elder Jones, you are what 18? Who exactly are you Elder than?"

                GotD: I guess I don't have any. I'm almost 900 pages into A Dance with Dragons. Life is good.
                Thanks for the laugh!
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                • gotd-People who don't take No for an answer, even when repeated.
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                  I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

                  “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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                  • GOTD; People who DRIVE in the left, high speed, passing lane. For Jimminies sake! Pass, then move to the left. Let people by.
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                    • Originally posted by Nion View Post
                      Personally, i don't like answering the door to strangers because i have anxiety problems due to several traumatic experiences with strangers.
                      We have a balcony over the front porch, a double gallery, basically. I can lean over the balcony and ask people what they want. If they don't leave then it's the boiling oil for them. Once we get the fence up we're going to get another dog. We have one now that won't let people into the yard, let alone the house. Solicitors will be a non-issue. We don't really have them around here much, due to the neighborhood. This past weekend we had some drunk ringing the doorbell and when we leaned over to ask what he wanted he said he wanted to borrow a dolly. WTF? No. Fortunately he pissed off, because the next answer was going to be the racking of a slide.
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                      • GotD: People who want me to be a yes man.

                        I am not here to agree with everything you fracking say. Sure, you are my boss and all, but someone has to bring up the other side of things when you are acting like an idiot. Union grievences will get filled, complaints will get entered, and perhaps it is best to consider these things before you start making jacked up policies. If you want someone to be happy no matter what the hell you do and say get a damned dog.

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                        • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                          GotD: People who want me to be a yes man.

                          I am not here to agree with everything you fracking say. Sure, you are my boss and all, but someone has to bring up the other side of things when you are acting like an idiot. Union grievences will get filled, complaints will get entered, and perhaps it is best to consider these things before you start making jacked up policies. If you want someone to be happy no matter what the hell you do and say get a damned dog.
                          Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                          Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                          Current Weight: 235 pounds
                          Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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                          • Originally posted by kenn View Post
                            Thank you. Nothing brightens my day like someone shooting bananas out of their nose.

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                            • GOTD: Next person I see texting on the interstate is going to get the PIT maneuver-- I just need a push bar for the truck.

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                              • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                                Thank you. Nothing brightens my day like someone shooting bananas out of their nose.
                                Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                                Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                                Current Weight: 235 pounds
                                Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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