Wednesday, June 07, 2006

No Soliciting.

A young woman came to my door tonight. Solicitors at our house are usually teenagers selling something, or the Greenpeace volunteer, but tonight it was the other kind of solicitor -- the religious one.

I asked her what she needed and she said her "church" was inviting people to come to a "gathering", as she handed me a colorful flyer.

I saw the words "Jehovah Witness" on it, and just as she was trying to turn away from me (like now that it's delivered, she could run), I pushed it back to her and said "No thanks. I already go to my own church."

Once back in the house, I thought how much I don't like uninvited salespeople knocking on my door, but even more, I really don't like those "No Solicitor" signs. Some people in my neighborhood have them, and I always see them as so darn unfriendly. Not to mention the fact that in today's declining society, there are probably plenty of solicitors who, in fact, don't know that word is THEM.

So, I looked for something friendlier that says "Please don't go away mad. Just go away". This was the mat I found online for just a few bucks.

I hope it works, and sends them away with at least a chuckle, but without having rung my doorbell during dinner.


Concetta said...

You know, there is an old guideline in sales....people with "no solicitation" signs are good places to hit first. The thinking being that if they were able to resist a good sales pitch, then they wouldn't feel the need to use the aid of signs!
Love the doormat!

Danny Haszard said...

I applaud your blog, former JW member speaks out.

The core dogma of the Watchtower organization is that Jesus had his second coming 'invisibly' in the year 1914.Their entire doctrinal superstructure is built on this falsehood.

Jehovah's Witnesses door to door recruitment is by their own admission an ineffective tactic. They have lost membership in all countries with major internet access because their false doctrines and harmful practices are exposed on the modern information superhighway.

There is good and valid reasons why there is such an outrage against the Watchtower for misleading millions of followers.Many have invested everything in the 'imminent' apocalyptic promises of the Jehovah's Witnesses and have died broken and beaten.
Respectfully, Danny Haszard


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