By Anonymous - 05/10/2013 06:56 - United States - Seattle
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I agree. When someone comes to the door to ask if I would like to purchase something or hear about the good lord, I just tell them I am not interested. They might be annoying, but they are people too with desires and everyone needs a job. Save everyone time and just tell them to go away.
Pretended to be deaf, end up looking dumb... Sounds about fair.
Just give him the finger. The universal sign that you don't want to be bothered.
No, because there was no irony, I didn't mean the complete opposite of what I said, it wasn't bitter nor cutting. It was what it was: a simple joke. But feel free to take everything at face value and get butthurt over the internet. I hope you all have a very nice day, you bunch of very pleasant people. (Hint: THAT'S sarcasm)
Honestly, how hard is it to say 'I'm not interested', and close the door?
Don't feel bad or guilty; They are trained to be rude. I start off with a very firm NO. I don't add anything to it. If they open their mouth to protest, I raise the volume a lot. The third time they start to speak, I start to make a scene like they have been verbally abusing me, and I am fed up. !!! -Take it to the next level- !!! !!! - Don't be a chicken -!!!
It's easy for me to say no to a salesman since I live in a trailer court. The management does not allow them unless they have permission, and very few of them have the time to get it. Outside of the occasional flier the only salesman I get is the ice cream man in his truck.
#5 Saying, "I'm broke as fuck!" works too. (: And also I'm not a Jehovah's Witness but most of my extended family are; nothing personal #45 but I hate when people constantly put them down. JW will respect your wishes if you simply ask them not to return to your property. They take notes and will share it with the rest of the Kingdom Hall members. I hate how they get such a bad reputation when they just mean well. Treating them like shit make you that in my eyes.
Maybe in your neck of the woods JW's respect people's wishes, but not where I am from. After repeatedly telling them I was not interested, and telling them not to waste their resources by putting their flyers in my mail box, they STILL drop off their propaganda and STILL try and gain access to my property to spread "the good word". Not even my cantankerous 87 year old grandmother can get them to give it up.
I don't know what to tell you. Sorry, but in the back of my mind I have doubt that you're as accurate as you might think. Maybe the dropping off the flyers etc.... happened "before you actually asked them not to bother you?". The organization are taught to all think similar and follow rules (your rules of "no trespassing" included) Why they wouldn't in your neighbourhood puzzles me. Also they are responsible to pay for those flyers personally-- out of pocket. They usually won't give them out to someone they know will throw them away. If I may suggest, if they do indeed return after you asked them not to, make a record of the time and date and remind them that "on April 4th I asked your group not to return." I promise you, it will stop. (:
No, the dropping off of the flyers happened directly after I asked them to go away. They asked if they could leave some flyers behind. I said no. I told them I will just throw them away. They told me they were going to leave them anyway, and did. Might just be that the JW's in South Africa are more tenacious/rude?
I live in the US and I have rude JWs and Mormons come to my house weekly. We finally called the police on many of them because they are so rude. I put up a sign asking people with religious messages not to come up to the door, but they ignore the huge fucking sign.
not every deaf person knows sign you could have gotten away with it, but anyways your kind of a prick for faking being handicap. it's insulting.
He probably knew you weren't deaf, because if you were, you wouldn't have heard a knock at the door.