Wednesday, June 07, 2006
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.