Jennifer (gaaneden) wrote,
Jennifer
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No Solicitors

When I see a sign that says "No Solicitors" I assume that that person does not want to be bothered by anyone. Recently, we've had three solicitors come to our door completely disrespecting the sign they clearly saw because they begin their spiel with "I saw your sign for "No Solicitors." Does that include [Religious affiliation]?" Yes. Yes, it does and you know it does. Jerk.

My husband says, "Yes." Then he closes the door in their faces.

I've had to be more polite because each time I've opened the door, the offending person has had a child under the age of 7 or 8 with them. My response is, "Yes, it does. Please adhere to the sign next time." Most times, I speak directly to the child. I know the adult cannot be trained to change their ways but children still can. This usually gets them to leave immediately.

This utter disrespect bothers me to no end. Why do people assume that they should be allowed to badger me with their religious views? I barely talk religion with my own family and some stranger believes they have a right to preach at me and challenge my beliefs? Screw that.

What happened to common courtesy? I made my wishes clear. I do not want solicitors. Why is it so hard for religious people adhere to this?
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