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By my back hurts / Wednesday 4 September 2013 05:25 / Australia
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Why do you need to hide? You both know you're in the house, and it's his time he's wasting if he keeps knocking. Just go about doing what you'd normally do and he'll get bored. You do realise it's not some kind of wacky scenario where you opening the door to him is inevitable, right?

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I propose a better competition- OP calls authorities for harassment and (maybe?) trespassing; if the salesman can talk his way out of it you buy the product.

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I would have answered just for the fact that I did not even realize that door-to-door salesmen still exsisted!!

Why do you need to hide? You both know you're in the house, and it's his time he's wasting if he keeps knocking. Just go about doing what you'd normally do and he'll get bored. You do realise it's not some kind of wacky scenario where you opening the door to him is inevitable, right?

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Or they could just open the door and say "I'm not interested." Then shut it again. There's that crazy idea too.

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He should also check to make sure it's not something important, one time this "salesmen" wouldn't go away, and when my mother finally asked him what he wanted, he said he was the U-Verse guy, and there was problems in the area with signal he needed to warn us about.

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Exactly. You can be a normal adult about it and have the 2-second conversation it would take. Stop being such a coward. Do you deal with all your problems by running and hiding?

Let him keep knocking, just don't answer the door. Eventually he'll get bored, and all he'll have gained is a sore hand.

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It's totally legal to go door to door and sell or ask for charitable donations, most of the time these people have permits to do so as well. Plus, calling the cops on someone for just knocking on your door is a pretty big overreaction.

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On the flip side of that, 49, OP hadn't asked him to leave. All he/she did was hide behind a couch.

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I'm aware that the OP hadn't asked him to go away. In Denmark, ringing people's doorbells to sell them stuff they haven't signed up for is generally prohibited by law, but I realize it may not be so in other countries - which is why I suggested telling him to go away first. I'm pretty sure staying on someone's property and banging on their door despite being asked to leave is considered trespassing and harassment no matter what.

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Where I live you have to ask them to leave your property. If they don't you could legally arrest them yourself for trespassing as long as you call the police immediately.

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I can give you a follow up now: "Then he got tired of wasting his time with me and left." This isn't exactly the most extreme FML we've ever read here, c'mon..

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Journal Entry 09/04/13 "It's been three weeks now and I think they are multiplying. The first one set up camp shortly after I posted my FML and a few minutes after that I heard knocking on the backdoor, then one on the window, and I'm pretty sure I hear a few on the roof. I've started to ration my food now and my couch fort is two couches wide and three couches high. What am I going to do!? Journal Entry 2014???? My food supplies have been gone for a week or so now and the real hunger is ea

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