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Friday, July 2, 2010

Nope. Don't Have To

I was complaining one day to an online friend about annoying solicitors coming to my front door. There was this really obnoxious girl who rang my doorbell. I was very clearly on the phone, and one of my dogs was at my feet. She started by asking me if I was busy. I was so stunned by such an obviously stupid question that I responded with sarcasm "Um... YEAH." Instead of making her little schpeel brief, she proceeded to try to make small talk about my dog. ARE YOU SERIOUS?? She finally got to her point - wanting money for some school trip thing. Except it wasn't any school group I've ever heard of. Can you say SCAM??

Anyway, as I was complaining about this obnoxious girl, my friend said "You realize you are under no obligation to open your door to anyone, right?" Honestly, I hadn't really thought about it. She pointed out that I screen my phone calls - this is no different. She said she will sometimes ignore the door when it's even someone she knows - if they haven't called in advance and she is busy doing something else.


What a thought!

So I vowed to ignore the door when I didn't feel like answering it.

And today was my chance. Some girl I've never seen before showed up at my door with a clipboard. And I just sat here. If she had taken a few steps back on my porch and looked at my front window, she would have seen me sitting here ignoring her. The TV was very clearly on. The dogs were barking. She may have even heard Pirate Munchkin asking me why I wasn't opening the door. Didn't care. She rang twice. I still ignored her. Finally she left.


I'm so proud of myself. This may become a trend.


leannewitney said...

I wish that I could just NOT answer the door- but my kids are faster than me and answer it for me. grrr

I really do need to get up a "no solicitors" sign. Don't know if it will do any good, but we can try.