Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I ♥ George Jefferson

It's amazing how many people can't read the plain and simple "NO SOLICITING" sign on our front door.  Either that, or they think it doesn't apply to them for some reason.  It's gotten to the point that I can't even have my door open on a nice springtime day because some idiot will try to sell me something I don't want, don't need, and don't have time to listen to a spiel about.

I've pointed out my sign to solicitors who insist on knocking on my door anyway.  One wiseguy replied, "I'm not a solicitor. Why, I'd never hurt a baby seal. What kind of guy do you think I am?" 

One who's not as funny as he thinks he is.

Today, I took a different approach.  I slammed the door in the guy's face. 

Oh yes I did. 

And I liked it.


McVal said...

LOL! Good for you! I've had meat salesmen come to my door and totally ignore my no solicitation sign too. Why doesn't it apply to them!
Slam that door!

Sheila said...

Yep, I agree with McVal--good for you. Wish my front door would slam!

Annie Jones said...

McVal: I have to be careful when Shane's around. He likes to bargain and harass the sales people, pointing out the flaws in their sales pitch until finally they just ask him what he wants to give them for whatever they are selling.

He got a Kirby vacuum with carpet cleaning system down from $1400 to $400 and bought it because we needed (and have used the heck out of) the carpet cleaner.

He got the meat guy to sell us a package of steaks and chicken for about $2.50 a pound, which was better than grocery store prices for the cuts, but wasn't very good quality at all. I guess we didn't really lose money on that one, but we sure didn't get the quality of meat the guy said he was selling.

Sheila: Ours will slam. It will hit you in the a$$ on the way out, too, if you aren't careful..LOL!

Janelle said...

I'm so impressed by your slamming action that I'm willing to forgive that dangling preposition! ;-)

Annie Jones said...

Thanks, Janelle. You can rest assured that I do know a preposition is something I should never end a sentence with. ;)

Lisa B. said...

lmao. You go girl.

Tug said...

That's awesome! I have people come into work AFTER reading the sign & say "I read your sign, but I just want to know if you want ______" whatever they're selling. STUPID.PEOPLE.

(PS I love your gardening hats! Lazy commenter once again)

Doug Robertson said...

Good for you, I do the same thing. Of course, I'll probably at some point end up taking a door-to-door job and will have to rethink that, but I, too, have been known to slam. That's what doors were made for. :)

slugmama said...

I just don't answer my door. It's either the UPS guy, a salesperson or the kids' friends....none of whom I want to talk to.lol
Even if I wanted to answer, as soon as the 3 dogs hear the doorbell or anyone knocking you can't even hear what they are saying for all the barking.lol

But I love me a good door slam....

Leanne said...

Nothing beats a good door slam. It isn't something I get happening that often where I live, but my mum (who only lives about 10 minutes away) is tortured by them. She was even having a bbq one day last Summer and because the guy didn't get an answer at the door he actually walked along the side of the house and into the back garden where he could hear them to see if they wanted to buy any plants. My dad just walked over to him with the bbq fork and said "well now, aren't you the brave little thing".

He left. Quickly:) Pity he didn't tell his friends.

Annie Jones said...

Lisa: It wasn't a full-out-teenage-I-hate-you-and-I'm-never-coming-out-of-my-room sort of slam. But that might have been fun, too.

Tug: The only people who get a pass are the little kids who are trying t sell something for school. I still don't buy anything, but I try to be nice to them. LOL

Doug: I think I'd rather pull out my own teeth than try to sell something door-to-door. Ugh!

Slug: When the "big" door (the wooden one) is closed, I don't answer it. But I ought to be able to have it open (with just the screen storm door closed) without people peddling their junk. Also, the guy knocked in a rhythmic way, like someone might if they know you and/or think you're expecting them. That totally threw me, so I went to see who it was. :(

Leanne: That's funny! I'll have to remember that line.

SonyaAnn said...

Good for you! I had one yell up to me while I was on a ladder at the peak of our house. I was super pissed! The good news is one of my neighbors was there and chased them off. The woman had the nerve to say while I was perched at the peak, "I stopped over because you weren't doing anything." Holy Hell, my neighbor went off!

slugmama said...

We get these guys driving small pick-up trucks with freezer cab things built into the flatbed of the truck...they are peddling frozen seafood and steaks. Now who in their right mind would buy steaks from some guy they don't know with no company affiliation and they have no clue were he lives or any contact info, out of his nondescript pick-up truck?lol
I answered the door once for these clowns. After that I just ignored the knocks on the door. One time they drove up as I was getting out of the car....he slowed down at the bottom of my driveway, so I yelled at him "Just Keep Moving!", and used 'an indelicate hand signal' & turned and walked into the house. You can't be too rude to these people...they don't understand just plain NO!
They haven't been back since....I wonder why they finally gave up?lol

Annie Jones said...

SonyaAnn: Well, she had a point. We stay-at-home wives and mothers are NEVER busy, are we? You should've dropped a hammer on her.

Slugmama: The more you comment, the more I think I like you...LOL!