I don’t have a whole lot of tolerance for door to door solicitors. I probably should have made this #1 on my previous soap box list.
After being the victim of magazine subscriptions for starving college students that just need to raise money for a trip to Italy, or that $40 bottle of miracle cleaner that miraculously didn’t perform miracles once added to my household cleanser collection, or the two hour vacuum demo that no amount of vacuuming you do to my carpet or lamp shades or curtains is going to convince me to spend $2,000 on a fucking vacuum ( I could buy a cash car for that and hell no I didn’t buy the vacuum), the one thing that annoys me the most, is people that try to sell me on their religion.
Holy mothers nipples.
Those arguments are the reason I stuck a NO SOLICITING sign on my storm door.
Here’s the deal: Don’t tell me what you have to offer is not in total disregard of my no soliciting sign. Don’t tell me you’re not selling anything. Because you are.
You’re trying to sell me on a belief I don’t want to hear. And I have heard it before and don’t agree with it, so leave.
Don’t argue with me on my own fucking property and try to recruit me for your mission. Now get back on your bicycle, fasten up your helmet, and peddle away.
Why? Why is it okay to harass people in the name of religion?
Would they be okay with me knocking on their front door at an ungodly hour on a Saturday morning for the sole purpose of shoving my agenda down their throat? Probably not.
So don’t do it to me.
Don’t be the asshole that thinks my no soliciting sign doesn’t apply to you.
Because it does.
I clean my own house.
We mow our own damn yard.
I married a mechanic; I don’t need your lube job.
My roof is good. My gutters are fine. I was raised in church, and I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT.
Don’t get me wrong; I genuinely love people from all walks of life.
But it’s all about the approach.
If you approach me in a friendly, non-confrontational manner, I will listen to what you have to say. I might even take your business card or flyer or religious tract.
But, if I’m not interested, and I tell you “I’m not interested”, then go bother someone else, okay??
And don’t argue with me on my own damn porch. You won’t like my response.
Are you mad?
Bitch I might be
I’m thinking of changing up my no soliciting sign. I’m thinking of customizing it to say:
NO SOLICITING. Unless you have girl scout cookies or are offering free puppy cuddles. All others knock at your own risk.
Do solicitors bother you, or am I just an asshole??
Always end your day with laughter,
Olive Oyl Momma