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mrblues
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She loves my big 10"

record of her favorite blues.
May 11th, 2012 06:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For a fun twist next time, try this instead:

Me: "Hello."

They: "Hello, am I speaking with Mrblues?"

Me: "Mrblues is wearing a pink lace thong. How about you?"

It's up to me whether the conversation will continue or not. 99% of the time, it doesn't.

CVH
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May 11th, 2012 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My dog doesn't like solicitors, and she has a good loud bark.
I don't let her out the door, but I let her stand at the door and bark her head off at the solicitor while he's trying to give his spiel. When it's obvious I am just staring, can't hear him, and have no intention of shushing her, the solicitor just leaves.

I find this more efficient and preferable to my pre-dog approach, which was to listen to the spiel with apparent interest, and then say "No." The rest would go like this:
Solicitor: "Why not?"
Me: "Because it would encourage you to keep doing what you're doing."

(This message was last edited by CVH at 06:29 PM, May 11th, 2012)

mrblues
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She loves my big 10"

record of her favorite blues.
May 11th, 2012 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You mean other than the fact that I'm pretty sure the boss has stated in the past that naming names is one of the no-no's?"

I didn't name any real names. I kept that part a mystery.

Rick Knight
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May 11th, 2012 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rarely, here. A lot more strangers came to my door in New Orleans but I had a big Doberman. He wasn't mean at all, but most people with no business there didn't stick around long after seeing him.

Some people showed up at the farmhouse where my 70s band headquartered, looking for souls to save. When I told them I wasn't interested in discussing religion with them, the mouth of the group said "Apparently you don't know it but the Bible says only 144,000 will be saved - and you aren't one of them." I asked what church they were with, even though I knew the answer. When he told me I said "So you're not Jewish?" He told me no, loudly and with obvious annoyance, so I pointed out that the next sentence says there will be 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel. If he takes the Bible literally, it appeared to me that he was (bodily function)ing up a rope. Then he said "It does not" so I suggested that he open the Bible in his hand and read it. After huddling for a minute or so and conversing in hushed voices, they turned to leave and he said "We'll see you later." I told him that was fine, but instead of memorizing a script, perhaps they should actually read the Bible before doing so, because I have. Never saw them again.

(This message was last edited by Rick Knight at 06:39 PM, May 11th, 2012)

Thommie
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May 11th, 2012 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't get very many, but the "Daytime Sleeper, Do Not Disturb" sign on the door probably keeps most of them away. At least those who read English.

Peegoo
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That chicken

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May 11th, 2012 07:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Most atheists know more about the Bible than most religious folks. Humans are a funny species.

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May 11th, 2012 07:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I want nothing to do with them, and if I could think of a good reason to show them a gun to get them moving off my property faster, I would.

The problem is oftentimes they are knocking just to case the joint, and have no interest in actually selling something. I get the "driveway paving" and "roof repair" guys once in a while, and they are basically all "Travellers" if you know what I mean.

jobsworth
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May 11th, 2012 08:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We never seem to get them around here; I always assumed it was because this is the South and most people are well armed and known to be more conservatively inclined.

Then I remembered all the anti-personnel mines I sowed out in the yard a few years back to control the gophers. I did wonder what those loud noises were outside from time to time but just assumed it was another thunderstorm...

Waggler
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Blue Jay, OH

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May 11th, 2012 09:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Most atheists know more about the Bible than most religious folks. Humans are a funny species."

The only people I've ever met who professed to know *everything* about the Bible *are* atheists. And yes, I agree, people are funny.


Rick Knight
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St. Peters, Mo. USA

May 12th, 2012 06:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A friend of mine in Texas had a funny way of dealing with telemarketers. He'd let them start their pitch and then tell them he had to answer the door or take something out of the oven, etc. Eventually, he'd go back to see if they were still there. If they were, he'd repeat the process until they gave up.

If you've never heard Tom Mabe's telemarketer bit, it's hilarious

Tom Mabe Telemarketer

Gato
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May 12th, 2012 08:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thought I was doing myself a favor by putting up a sign that shows a cartoon couple, one holding a "holy book" and the other carrying a briefcase. The sign has one of those angled lines through it, the international "NO" symbol. Instead of deterring the faithful, it seems to draw them like moths to a flame. Maybe they perceive the home's occupant (me) as an extra special challenge? (At a previous home the faithful would vault over my 4 ft chainlink fence)

Usually I have sufficient warning, as from my front window I can often spy the Jesus Zombies prowling the cul-de-sac across from my house before they get to me, but on the occasions when I open my front door and unexpectedly find a pair of them standing there, with that unsettling crazy gaze, I am nevertheless prepared.

Next to my front door I keep a folder: inside it one picture features a Nazi military belt buckle with the legend "Gott Mit Uns" (God is With Us), another says, "Here's a Headline You Never See", the headline being, "Agnostics Slaughter Atheists", there is also a supply of "Get Out of Hell Free" cards (in the Monopoly game format) that I hand out. If these don't work I begin reading aloud Bible passages like "Happy shall be he that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones" : Psalms 137:9

Alas, I have no defense against those who skulk up to my porch unseen and cram their tracts and folders into the edges of my screen door without ringing the bell. Just this morning I went to get my newspaper and found a DVD: "Why is Jesus Christ the Only Way to Salvation." Another tidbit for my shredder

While I do feel sorry for these unhinged individuals, the same way I feel sorry for a mindless bumblebee that keeps knocking its head against a window pane, I know that the bumblebee will eventually give up. These folks never will.

Peegoo
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May 12th, 2012 09:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Unsettling crazy gaze."

LOL! If there ever was a great name for a rock and roll album--it's that.

sjerome
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May 12th, 2012 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Not so much of that around here... if you don't count the neighbor kids and their school fundraisers."

Ditto. We're pretty "religious", as it were, about buying something from any youngish kid (college age doesn't qualify) who seems to be selling for a legit cause. Builds goodwill and amounts to cheap insurance, IMHO.

On the rare occasion when we get the nice, young, well-scrubbed folks trying to rack up their quota of religion-related visits, we pretty much just take what they're handing out and tell them to have a nice day. I figure in most cases it's a relatively thankless task that they would not choose to do, so I don't need to make their day any harder.

Maybe if they showed up more frequently than about once every three years I'd get more hard-hearted about it.

Anybody who's trying to sell stuff or services for our property gets told to buzz off, in a nice way, e.g. "We do that ourselves," or, "We've used X for years and we're happy with his work. See ya."

BbendFender
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Texas

Throw in a pick and you've got a deal!
May 12th, 2012 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Invite 'em in and say "sit down right over there, on the couch".
I sit in my recliner with my shotgun sitting in my lap. Tell them "what was it you wanted".
They'll leave quickly.

Tri0de
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Don't worry what

people think, they don't do it often
May 12th, 2012 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If they are peddling any variety of God bothering I usually grab a big knife, splatter myself with ketchup and ask "Are you a virgin?"

Thommie
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May 12th, 2012 08:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have, at times, invited the religious ones in, or at least chatted with them on the front porch. But I have a seminary education (Dallas Theological Seminary), have been teaching the Bible off and on for decades, and comparitive Christian theologies is one of my hobbies, so my approach and attitude is probably a little different than most of yours.



Peegoo
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That chicken

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May 12th, 2012 09:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're gonna love this: US Court for Puerto Rico has ruled in response to Jehovah's Witnesses suing for access to gated communities.

All gated communities on the island now have to let them in to do their missionary "work."

Get ready, because this crap is contagious.

urby
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May 13th, 2012 11:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Kind of funny how this thread started with me complaining about people coming to your door with hair-brain schemes to get your money from you turning to people trying to sell you on their religion about halfway through the posts. The religion thing must be a bigger problem. Just an observation.

sjerome
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Upstate NY, USA

Musical accident waiting to happen
May 13th, 2012 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"All gated communities on the island now have to let them in to do their missionary 'work.'"

Notice to all burglars: make sure you're carrying religious leaflets when entering a gated community.

"The American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement late Friday that the ruling benefits all religious, political and social groups."

So, exactly whom can a gated community exclude, only people who are selling things? Sounds a little bogus wit' a capital B to me. On the bright side, I guess they're not mandating that one be polite to said R, P, and S groups.

Are you allowed to say "Get the hell outta my yard" after they get in the gates?

Waggler
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Blue Jay, OH

Don't just do something...Stand there
May 13th, 2012 03:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

From the article: "In Puerto Rico, streets inside gated communities are considered public thoroughfares."

Far from seeming contagious, this appears to be a vagary of Puerto Rican law, not a slippery slope.

Face it: America is the land of relentless marketing, religious proselytizing being no different than anything else. Tell them thanks, but you're happy with what you've got - and they'll leave.


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