Thursday, June 05, 2008

a piece of advice...

If you are a person that goes door to door...

a salesman

a canvasser

a serial rapist or murder...

Please listen:

First of all if you're one of criminal members of that list? KNOCK IT OFF... but for anyone else knocking on doors, if you knock on a door and a woman looks out the window and says "What" and you tell her where your from and she says "No thank you"...

Let it go.

Just walk away.

She doesn't want to open the door. She may have good reason. For starters you could be a violent criminal masquerading as a door to door salesman, religious missionary or political canvasser. Maybe she doesn't like to tempt fate.

Maybe she knows that she is just safer if she doesn't answer the door to strangers.

She probably doesn't take candy from strangers either....

14 comments:

Lindy said...

I don't open the door for strangers either!

I had someone try to get me to sign up for a credit card when I went to the gas station. When I said no thank you he got really nasty. HELLO!! That's not going to get me to change my mind.

sybil law said...

Knock knock!

Travis Erwin said...

I tend to hide in my bathroom until those idiots leave jsut because I don't wantto hear what any of them have to say, though from time to time it is ti invite the religious zealots in and them offer them a beer.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

...And they're probably wearing Crocs, too.

But what if they were selling pork rinds?

Aaron said...

I was once amused by a T-shirt: "Strangers have the best candy."

Bubblewench said...

What if they had Cherry Coke and win?

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

I get freaked when unexpected people knock on the door. Who DOES that nowdays?

missburrows said...

I can't believe you actually go to the door. While, I don't hide in the bathroom like Travis, I do have my super special tactics for viewing who is at the door w/o them seeing me.

Kimberly said...

I made the mistake of opening the door yesterday despite not having the energy to stand at the door for very long. It was a missionary. I told her I'd just had a miscarriage and now wasn't a good time. She expressed condolences and started chatting about this that and the other and asking would I like some reading material while I was laid up.

Perspicacity somewhat lacking there.

mielikki said...

We have a gate at the new house. A gate that will be closed, and a gate that will, at some point after we move, have a DOG behind it.
So they won't even get CLOSE ENOUGH to my door to knock.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ack I hate it when they won't go away. Don't knock on my door salespeople and crims. Bugger off I'm blogging.

holly said...

you need to start answering the door with a " just a minute " and the sound of a chainsaw starting...

Denise said...

That was hilarious, I gonna do that from now on. No more standing at the door waiting for my turn to say NO! I'll just open a window and say "WHAT?!" maybe with a water balloon in my hand.

and for aaron:

I once saw a VERY large 12 year old wearing a t-shirt that said "fat kids are harder to kidnap" I want the strangers have the best candy t!

angel said...

oh very very well said cami!