Summer Brings Unwanted Solicitors-How Do You Deal With Them?
With temperatures in the 80's folks are spending more time outside in the yard either relaxing or spiffing up the flower beds. I spent Sunday morning adding a good 3 or 4 inches of mulch to my flower beds-we started early at 6 am before it got too hot.
My kids or I should say young adults spend more time out or in the garage doing car and bike repairs and mods. In our neighborhood there is more activity-after all before we know it winter will be here again and outside will not be the place to be.
Summer also brings unwanted solicitors. No doubt they come because it is much nicer in summer to walk a neighborhood than in winter. Just recently it has become out of control. On Saturday the doorbell rand so I went to see who it was. A quick peak and I just knew he was soliciting for something so chose to ignore it. I went to the garage to warn my husband and son they might get a visit-they were busy doing some car maintenance and it was hot so they did not want to be bothered. Before we knew it the guy came around and waltzed straight into our garage like he owned it. He was asked to leave but still proceeded to deliver his pitch. My husband and I are pretty mellow folks but this guy was pushing all the wrong buttons.
Every weekend I find myself answering the door to some-one wanting something from me. High school kids come wanting sponsorship, students want us to buy some fantastic product they are selling while college is out. So wonderful they push past you to get to your kitchen to demonstrate. And those JW people-well I am sorry but you are in that same classification. You certainly were not invited to park your multiple cars on my driveway just because it is 200 feet long and you are hot! Over the weekend a neighbor dealt with a solicitor that arrived at 9pm. Well no more-I and my neighbors have had enough!
The neighborhood got together to see if anything could be done.
Our village told us that legally they cannot be stopped. So we collected some No Soliciting Stickers and mine is as close to my door bell as I can get it. Will it help-well I guess I'll find out. If not I will be buying a sign and posting it in my front yard by the pathway to the door. If you persist we have been told to call the police.
Are you getting unwanted solicitors? Don't be afraid to ask them to leave. They have no business being on your property if not invited. If you are unsure, please do not open the door. Let the young kids know never to open the door without you.
Have a happy and safe summer.
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